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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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