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Dr Rosemary Gillespie appointed as Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rosemary Gillespie as its new Chief Executive. Dr Gillespie joins the charity from the role of Chief Executive of international HIV awareness charity AVERT. Her previous roles have included Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Research for […]

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Over-training

There isn’t a medical expert in the world who would say exercise is bad for us. However, the old adage ‘too much of a good thing’ also applies here. So when does a healthy active life tip over into over-training and even exercise addiction? What is over-training? To get fitter you need to put stress […]

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LGBT Mental Health

With World Mental Health Day, Alison Brumfitt from South London and St George’s Mental Health Trust takes a look at the mental health issues facing LGBTs. It’s not surprising that a high numbers of the LGBT community suffer with mental health problems. On top of all the usual factors that contribute to mental ill health, […]

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Devon’s NHS joins forces with national charity to improve healthcare for lesbian, gay and bisexual people

  Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been successful in a bid to take part in national charity Stonewall’s Health Champion programme. It is the only CCG in the south west to be accepted onto the programme this year and one of just five CCGs in England. Involvement in the programme means […]

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New Qutis Clinic opens in Abingdon

Exciting news for those people in and around South Oxfordshire who have one thing in common – they feel young, vibrant and rejuvenated but the mirror tells a different story. Do we put up and shut up or do we make sure that with a little help, we look as good as we feel. If […]

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Act Aware this World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day – and all year round – we’re asking you to Act Aware. Acting aware means finding out the facts about HIV and using this knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection. Test your HIV knowledge and awareness by taking our online quiz: Are you HIV aware? Act aware by […]

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As Terrence Higgins Trust marks 30 years, Boris Johnson backs HIV testing campaign

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is backing a major HIV testing campaign in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1 December. HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust, which marks its 30th anniversary with a reception at City Hall on 19th November, has launched England’s first ever National HIV Testing Week. […]

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Fire advice for students

Let’s be honest, there isn’t anything particularly exciting about fire safety. So, as you move into your new student home, there’s probably a million and one more interesting things on your mind – but please just take five minutes to read on because fire really could affect you. The fact is that students are one […]

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Domestic abuse campaign – Speak out today

A campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse is being launched by Thames Valley Police in partnership with Domestic Abuse Co-ordinators and Crimestoppers on 14 May 2012. The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness and promote early intervention in an attempt to break the cycle of abuse. Reports of domestic abuse incidents average […]

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Rise in UK shigella infections prompts advice for men who have sex with men

An increase in cases of dysentery caused by shigella infection has been identified among men who have sex with men (MSM) across the UK, according to preliminary findings from a Health Protection Agency (HPA) investigation published today (Friday) in Eurosurveillance. Following two outbreaks of shigella infection among MSM in Greater Manchester and London last year, […]

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‘Gay Bull’ saved from slaughter by Simpsons co-creator

In what must be one of the oddest stories of the year, a gay bull has been saved from the […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance – 20th November

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. […]

‘Don’t be a bystander’ this Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week takes place between 17 and 21 November NoBystanders asks individuals and organisations to help eradicate bullying People urged […]

Could You be a Special Constable?

How would you feel if you could spend a minimum 16 hours a month helping full-time police officers to make […]

Rugby great Gareth Thomas marks Anti-Bullying Week (Nov 17-21) with school visit

‘Schools are doing a fantastic job in developing their pupils’ resilience to bullying. I’m there to support their work and […]

Latest in the ‘gay cake’ row

A YouGov poll has examined public opinion on the row over a bakery’s refusal to make a pro-gay cake and […]