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Know your status and get an HIV test, says Prince Harry

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-60323907 Prince Harry has urged people to “know your status” and “go and get a test” for HIV. And the Duke of Sussex said he wants to continue his mum’s “unfinished” work in removing the stigma around the virus. His comments come as figures show that for the first time in 10 years, the number of new HIV diagnoses among heterosexuals is higher than for gay and bisexual men in England. Prince Harry was speaking as part of National HIV Testing Week. On the Tackle HIV podcast he spoke with Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas, who lives with HIV, about how normalising HIV testing could help achieve the goal of ending new HIV cases in the UK by 2030. As a result of the pandemic, there has been a 33% drop in heterosexuals getting STI tests. This is compared to a 7% decrease among gay and bisexual men. Sexual health charity...

Sex Education

Netflix’s Sex Education gives incredible HIV lesson in just 30 seconds

Netflix show Sex Education, now in it’s third season has a scene where a nurse is giving advice to a gay teen about HIV. In that 30 second clip it gives the right information and is worth watching. It was also reported on the BBC News website, see the following:-https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-58726081

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HIV/Aids: Dispelling the myths and changing attitudes

From The Press and Journal https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/2801140/hiv-aids-myths/  by Ellie House January 10, 2021, 1:15 pm The screen flickers to life as the voice-over echoes, and sinister music climbs to a frenzy. A horror movie perhaps, as dramatic scenes show exploding lava and an avalanche of rocks. “There is now a danger which has become a threat to us all,” warns actor John Hurt, deadpan and serious. Rock is chipped away by a chisel and a gravestone looms into view. There is one final warning as a white lily is dropped on to a coffin lid and a single death knell rings out. It is 1986, and public information films concerning HIV/Aids are commonplace. Fast forward a few decades and we are now far more educated about HIV, both as a society and within the world of medicine. Treatment has moved on, as has public opinion. But the legacy and subsequent stigma from the...

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