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BioSURE are delighted to be working in partnership with HANX and believe our collaboration can continue to drive the conversation we are both so passionate about – sex, HIV and empowered choices   As part of our World AIDS Day 2017 awareness campaign, a free HANX condom was included with each BioSure HIV Self Test. We believe it is absurd that in this day and age, buying and carrying condoms as a woman is still taboo. HANX new condoms (for penises!) are stylish and luxurious and are designed so women can be proud to be seen with a HANX. HANX condoms...

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BioSure’s Role in "Delivering the First 90” - The Potential of HIV Self Testing

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BioSure’s Role in "Delivering the First 90” - The Potential of HIV Self Testing

The global community has come a long way in the fight against AIDS. In the last decade AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 45% and new HIV infection rates by almost 10%. On top of this, there are currently over 17 million people receiving anti retroviral treatment (ART). These are impressive sounding statistics, but do they point to the near-defeat of AIDS?  Despite such exciting figures, they do not actually reveal a potentially dangerous trend. We could, in fact, be heading towards an outcome whereby the epidemic outruns the response. Time is of the essence. Rather than approaching a world with “zero new...

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15 things to do in 15 minutes

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15 things to do in 15 minutes

In 1966, photographer Nat Finkelstein was shooting the world-famous artist, Andy Warhol, for a proposed book. As the crowd gathered, attempting to get into the shot, Warhol muttered that everyone wants to be famous. To which Finkelstein replied, “Yeah, for about fifteen minutes, Andy”; creating the infamous adage “Everyone wants their fifteen minutes of fame”, or so Finkelstein likes to claim. Life is made up of a series of interconnecting moments. For some people, these short periods of time will be famous. For others, they will be life changing. Last week was National HIV Testing week, during which charities and...

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Safe sex at Christmas: Looking after your stocking fillers, candy canes and Santa’s sack (wink wink)

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Safe sex at Christmas: Looking after your stocking fillers, candy canes and Santa’s sack (wink wink)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the song goes… Christmas and the New Year are (and certainly should be) be a time to enjoy yourself and have fun. But it’s important that during the party season, amid the eggnog and kisses under the mistletoe, your sexual health is not compromised. Knowing you are prepared with your condoms, both physically having them with you and mentally knowing what you are going to do, are crucial factors for having safe sex this Christmas. Make sure you have enough in stock to last the whole holiday season! Alcohol can really reduce...

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Why is there still so much stigma surrounding HIV?

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Why is there still so much stigma surrounding HIV?

Following the news that the details of HIV patients were accidentally leaked this week, Brigette Bard of BioSure UK examines why stigma and intimidation of people with HIV still exists and how it may prevent those worried, seeking testing or medical interventions…  Before you read this post, stop and try and visualise what someone with HIV looks like. Man or a woman? Black or white? Young or old? Homeless? Someone that looks like one of your mates? I may as well have asked you to just visualise a person on the street because regular readers of this blog will know...

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