Author Topic: How much do you know about STIs and HIV in the LBQ community?  (Read 184 times)

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#Lbqwomenchat are currently in the workshop Women and HIV: No Longer Invisible. We are discussing about the awareness of sexual health in our community, feel free to vent about your experiences. None of your responses will be recorded for any questionnaires etc!

Also feel free to send us private messages for any advice on sex, dating and relationships.

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Re: How much do you know about STIs and HIV in the LBQ community?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 15, 2017, 12:38:33 PM »
Was quite shocked just to read this article on the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38207594

saying that:

"In the survey, any type of grooming was linked to an increased risk of having a sexually transmitted infection. And the more frequent and extreme the grooming, the greater the risk.

Those with the most extreme habits were three to four times more likely to contract an STI, particularly infections from skin to skin contact such as herpes and HPV (human papillomavirus)."

which is quite a massive increase, 3-4 times?

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Re: How much do you know about STIs and HIV in the LBQ community?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 21, 2017, 06:36:40 PM »
Oh wow, that is actually shocking to read about the relationship between grooming and the risk of STIs. Should actually record it down for any future material at the Foundation. Thanks for that!

Still shocked by it all.