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Contact information Tel: +44 (0)1403 210202 (our office hours are 9am-5pm (GMT) Monday to Friday) Email: info@avert.org Post: AVERT, 4 Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, United Kingdom RH13 5BA...
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Article 2013-02-05 11:57
History of HIV & AIDS in South Africa
The history of HIV and AIDS in South Africa is perhaps the most controversial of any country. It is littered with examples of government inaction and harmful interference, pseudoscience, and...
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STIs & STDs
Preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs/STDs, or sometimes known as venereal diseases) are mainly passed from one person to another during...
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Chlamydia
What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia, often misspelt Clamidia, is one of the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Global chlamydia statistics show that an estimated 92...
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Hepatitis A, B & C
What is Hepatitis? 'Hepatitis' refers to viral infections that cause inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A, B and C are the most common types. Each have different causes and symptoms. Hepatitis A...
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Genital Warts HPV
Introduction Genital warts, caused by some types of HPV (human papillomavirus), can appear on the skin anywhere in the genital area as white or flesh-coloured, smooth, small bumps, or larger, fleshy...
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Having Sex for the First Time
What is virginity? A 'virgin' is traditionally seen as someone who has never had sexual intercourse before. However, people have different ideas about what 'losing your virginity' means. For some,...
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Homophobia, HIV and AIDS
What is homophobia? Homophobia is "the irrational hatred, intolerance, and fear" of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.1 These views are expressed through homophobic behaviours...
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Homosexual or Gay?
Why are people called homosexual or gay? The terms heterosexual and homosexual or same sex are rarely used in everyday speech. More often people use slang words or terms, which can be abusive....
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Coming Out
Coming out - what does it mean to 'come out'? Identifying yourself as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and disclosing this to other people is often referred to as 'coming out'. Many...
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