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Get tested!

How many of us think about our partner's sexual history when we are getting to know them? Do you know yours? Get tested!

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Having a healthy sex life

There’s a huge range of sexual activities, some you’ll have heard of, others you won’t – therefore, there is no straightforward answer!!

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Male counsellor / psychotherapist required for trauma therapy group

Survivors Manchester and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are launching a new therapy group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who also identify as gay or bisexual.

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For men

One central place to find health information and advice for men.

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It starts with me

It’s all about you. You are the key to stopping HIV in your own life and in your community.

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Celebrating women in LGBT History

Celebrating the LGBT women who inspire us.

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Contact us

Here are just some of the ways you can get in touch with us, plus a nice handy map to our door!

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PrEP

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, together with community based HIV prevention agencies from across England, have developed a joint statement on Pre – Exposure Prophylaxis.

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86 percent fewer HIV infections found in two PrEP studies

Two studies of PrEP in gay men and trans women have demonstrated that the availability of PrEP reduced the rate of infection by 86%. This amounts to the highest effectiveness yet seen for PrEP and is superior to most other HIV prevention interventions.

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For Young People

If you are struggling with your identity, questioning your sexuality or perhaps not feeling at your best it is important to seek help and support to help you deal with and manage your feelings.

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Syphilis

The condition used to be relatively common in the UK until the end of the Second World War. Then the widespread availability of antibiotics meant that condition became quite rare.

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Thrush

However, it can sometimes be picked up whilst having sex, so we thought we’d include it anyway. The infection is caused by a fungus which lives on the skin and in the mouth, stomach, vagina, penis and bottom.

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Non-Specific Urethritis

It’s one of the most common STIs in men (or people who have a penis).  The exact cause of it is not always known, which is why it’s called ‘non-specific’.

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Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)

LGV or Lymphogranuloma Venereum, is a particularly nasty form of Chlamydia. What makes it nasty is its ability to infect the lymph nodes in the body, causing them to become inflamed and potentially infect surrounding tissue if left untreated.

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Gonorrhoea

It is most common in areas like the throat, vagina, penis, urethra (the tube that runs down the penis) and the arse.

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Trichonomas

Trichonomas is caused by a tiny parasite which lives in the vagina and urethra.

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Chlamydia

There are three areas of the body where Chlamydia usually happens – the bottom, throat, penis or vagina.

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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the most common form of vaginal infection, being twice as common as thrush, for which it is often mistaken.

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Think you have an STI?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections which are generally picked up through close body contact or sex.

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