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November 30, 2018 3:03 PM An Indonesian city has banned gay sex to ‘eradicate LGBT’

Pariaman in Indonesia has passed a law banning gay sex and other “acts that are considered LGBT.” The city on Sumatra island, which is home to more than 80,000 people, will issue one million rupiah (£55) fines to same-sex couples convicted of committing “immoral acts” and anyone who is found to be “acting as a transvestite,” according to AFP. Fitri Nora, head of the local 20

November 29, 2018 6:01 PM World Aids Day 2018: When is World Aids Day, what does red ribbon mean?

WORLD AIDS DAY is just around the corner but when is it and what does the red ribbon mean? The virus was only identified in 1984, and is responsible for the deaths of more than 35 million people, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. There have been advances in medical treatments for those with the virus, however in 2017 along 940,000 people 27

October 3, 2018 12:13 AM STI rise in Wales: What do young people think of safe sex?

Dating apps and a lack of funding are behind a spike in sexually transmitted infections in Wales, a health expert has said. Cases of syphilis rose by 53% from 2016 to 2017 and diagnoses of gonorrhoea went up 21%, according to Public Health Wales' latest figures. Dr Olwen Williams, president of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV, said: "Certainly 21

September 1, 2018 7:18 PM Sexual health services are at 'breaking point' after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year

The Tinder effect? Sexual health services are at 'breaking point' after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year, councils warn Sexual health services in England are ‘stretched to the limit’ as a record 3.3million people visited clinics last year, council leaders are warning. The rise in demand comes as local authority public health service budgets 31

August 31, 2018 10:56 PM Meghan Markle accidentally lets slip her pet name for Prince Harry

'Can you see, my love?' Meghan collapses into giggles after accidentally revealing her VERY affectionate pet name for Harry This is the toe-curling moment the Duchess of Sussex accidentally let slip her husband's pet name in front of dozens of onlookers. Meghan and Harry were posing for a group photo with the cast of hit musical Hamilton in London on Wednesday 16

August 8, 2018 3:55 AM New figures reveal HIV diagnosis rate for Swindon

Twelve people in Swindon were newly-diagnosed with HIV in 2016, the latest figures available from Public Health England. While that’s higher than the south west regional rate of 5.4 people per 100,000, it’s significantly lower than the national rate of 10.3 diagnoses. Those already diagnosed in Swindon are living longer, meaning there are more people 22

June 19, 2018 10:08 PM U2's Bono calls on US lawmakers to end family separations

Irish rocker and global activist Bono met with American lawmakers Tuesday, urging them to press President Donald Trump to abandon his "completely un-American" practice of separating families at the southern border with Mexico. Fresh off concerts in the Washington area this week, the U2 frontman met with Republicans and Democrats and addressed the plight 9

June 5, 2018 5:24 PM Sussex Beacon in Brighton receives £500 from police

A CHARITY supporting people living with HIV has received a generous donation of £500 from Sussex Police. The money was given to Sussex Beacon, a Brighton-based charity in St James's Street. The contribution comes from the Police Property Act Fund, made up of monies received by the police from the sale of property confiscated by order of the courts and then sold. Lisa Marshall 15

May 18, 2018 9:56 AM Donald Trump didn’t know difference between HIV and HPV, according to Bill Gates

Gates spoke about meeting Trump twice, once in 2016 and once in 2017. Gates specified he had never met Trump before his election and even mentioned avoiding him at an event during his presidential campaign. elect at Trump Tower in December 2016, Gates said their conversation covered several subjects, including health, energy and education. Gates then advised 34

May 13, 2018 7:58 AM Conchita Wurst's HIV diagnosis is a 'non-issue'

According to Courtney Act, Conchita Wurst's HIV diagnosis is a "non-issue". The 36-year-old drag queen is a long-time friend of the Austrian singer, who recently revealed she's HIV-positive, but Courtney has insisted her pal has come to terms with her situation. Courtney told BANG Showbiz: "It's something that's she's been living with for years, and has been a non-issue 47