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  • Remembering Freddie Mercury

    Twenty-nine years ago, on 24 November, Freddie Mercury died of complications due to AIDS. He was just 45. Almost three decades later, as we continue to celebrate his musical and personal impact, we should also take pause to recollect the environment in which Mercury battled HIV.
  • World AIDS Day 2020

    This World AIDS Day there is the message of hope: we can end new cases of HIV in England by 2030. It is also a message of vigilance, but let's not forget the hope. And in this year, we could all use a little hope.
  • STI's: Four Startling Facts

    Are STIs glamorous? Not in the slightest. Are they fun? Not particularly. Are they fashionable? Definitely not. This doesn't mean that they can’t be interesting, however.
  • HPV: The Case for Gender- and Sexuality-Neutral STI Coverage

    The bottom line? Sexually transmitted infections don’t distinguish between sexes or sexualities; so neither should sexual health care.
  • Your Guide to Incubation, Latency and Window Periods

    Not all STIs are quick to make themselves known. Some can take days, months, or even years to show up. That’s why we’re giving you the lowdown on incubation periodslatency periods, and window periods.
  • Got vaginal discharge? Let’s talk about it.

    Do you need to be worried? Here’s what you need to know and what you can do about it.
  • (The Lack of) Sex and Antidepressants

    On World Mental Health Day (10 October), as I sat listening to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” on repeat, I decided to write about antidepressants and sex.
  • Can you get herpes from a toilet seat? And other FAQs...

    When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), popular knowledge has suffered from a host of misconceptions and a general lack of information.
  • Three Historical Figures Who Had STIs

    Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler, John F Kennedy, Napoleon, and Henry VIII can all be counted as historical figures, but they had something else in common too… they might have been carriers of STIs.
  • Sexual Independence Day

    Dating was already difficult. Getting into the GUM clinic was a hassle. You kept meaning to go, but never quite found the time. Then Covid changed everything.