Ho Ho Ho! Don't forget to get your Christmas cards from Paperchase whilst out shopping this weekend. All cards raise funds to support our work and there are two great designs!
Last chance to take the Sex Education Forum (SRE) survey 2015 - let us know about your sex education
The stories of real people living with #HIV are often the best way to break down stigma and tackle misinformation.
"The redder, the better" – that's the World AIDS Day inspired dresscode for the Glasgow FrontRunners's Red Run on Sunday 6 December at 11am.
"The verbal, mental and physical abuse some people have been subjected to post disclosure makes me think we are still living in the Dark Ages."
Read Marcy Madzikanda message on World Aids Day, and help #StopStigma today by wearing a red ribbon and adding a twibbon to your profile
Our new Champions of Change project is all about working with influential figures within black African communities to "champion" change and tackle #HIV stigma.
Charlie Sheen is living with #HIV and undetectable. Share this post to raise awareness of what this means and find out more about viral load on our website: http://www.tht.org.uk/myhiv/Staying-healthy/Sex/Viral-load
We've spoken a lot this week about Charlie Sheen's HIV status. We've spoken for years about how HIV disproportionately affects gay men. But what about the fact that black Africans make up 2% of the population and yet account for nearly half of HIV diagnoses?
Our Health Improvement Specialist Marcy Madzikanda writes in The Telegraph about Terrence Higgins Trust's work to tackle HIV stigma and misinformation within these communities:
Have you got what we want? We're looking for male models aged between 27 and 45 to be the face of a national fundraising campaign. You must be happy to front a campaign for sexual health. You'll also need to be available in north London for a photoshoot on Tuesday 24 November, 4pm-8pm. Please email your photos and contacts details to email@example.com.
This is Aaren and he's a member of our Peer Ambassadors into Sexual Health (PASH) project in Bristol. He was named one of BBC Radio 1's Teen Heroes because the judges were touched by the “inspiring, moving and courageous” story of his lifelong battle with gender dysphoria. You can hear Aaren's story and how he's helping others in this brilliant video:
Do you remember when Sky News' Kay Burley called a sexual health clinic an "AIDS clinic" and refused to apologise back in September? Our own Shaun Griffin took the opportunity to inform Kay about the difference between HIV and AIDS this afternoon.
Shaun was on to discuss The Sun's "Hollywood HIV panic" story about an unnamed actor who is living with HIV. You can read more about Shaun's comments on the newspaper's unacceptable coverage over at The Huffington Post
Stephen Fry, Ian McKellen, Richard E Grant – which is your favourite? If you're looking for something to do this weekend, then we highly recommend London Metropolitan University’s FACE UP! exhibition, which is raising funds for us here at Terrence Higgins Trust:
Our Head of Programmes Cary James spoke to Victoria Derbyshire this morning about dating apps, STI rates and the importance of proper sex and relationships education in all schools. You can see the report and Cary's interview by skipping to 1.28
Consent – it’s as simple as a cup of tea. A new video from Thames Valley Police is a great starting point when it comes to consent and sex.
"This government has already failed to make sex and relationships education statutory, which means that the most sexually active population remain the least sexually competent. And now it wants to limit access to contraception and sexual health services?"
We're hosting an eight-week addictions group for gay and bisexual men in London from Tuesday 27 October.
We're thrilled to announce that the brilliant Sarah Harding from Girls Aloud will be the special guest at our Supper Club after-party at London's The Drury Club on Wednesday 4 November. Will we see you there?