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Study finds non-LGBTQ+ people less likely to get HIV test

Rachel Badham February 4, 2021

New research undertaken by the Terrence Higgins Trust found straight people are considerably less likely to get tested for the virus, despite making up 40% of recorded cases in 2019.

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Community

City bids to end new cases of HIV within the decade

Graham Robson February 3, 2021

An open letter from political leaders across the city to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, has said Brighton & Hove can be a leading example to the rest of England in action to normalise HIV testing and meet the national target of ending new cases of HIV by 2030

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Community

THT releases new research into HIV testing rates

Graham Robson February 1, 2021

New research from HIV/sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has revealed just 1 in 5 adults have ever tested for HIV in the UK

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Arts

More to Me than HIV – online exhibition for World Aids Day 2020

Graham Robson September 17, 2020

More to Me than HIV, an online exhibition for World Aids Day 2020 on December 1, is inviting people living with HIV to share pics and some words to publicly combat stigma, and show and celebrate how they are winning at life.

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Health

Prince Harry calls for HIV testing to be “completely normal and accessible”

Besi Besemar November 17, 2018

His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex calls for HIV testing to be ‘completely normal and accessible’ in a new video marking the start of this year’s National HIV Testing Week. The Duke of Sussex likens taking an HIV test to protecting against “viruses like cold and flu” and says: “We can be the generation to finally bring an end to HIV,” in a new video message marking National HIV Testing Week.

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Health

National HIV Testing Week starts today, November 17 – get tested!

Besi Besemar November 16, 2018

It’s National HIV Testing Week this month which means there’s no better time to get tested and know your status. It’s recommended that gay and bi men test at least once a year and more if you’ve had unprotected sex or slept with more than one partner.

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Health

Local MPs take public HIV test during National HIV Testing Week

Besi Besemar November 28, 2017

Caroline Lucas  MP for Brighton Pavilion and Peter Kyle MP for Hove & Portslade took a public HIV test in an effort to encourage more local people to test for the virus during National HIV Testing Week. Organised by Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), both MPs met with volunteers and staff to discuss the importance of normalising testing and busting stigma.

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Health

HIV – get yourself tested!

Besi Besemar November 20, 2017

Local HIV charity, The Sussex Beacon is urging people to get tested for HIV during National HIV Testing Week (runs till November 24). The aim of the week is to raise awareness of HIV and promote testing to the most affected population groups in England, men who have sex with men (MSM) and black African men and women.

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