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We’re committed to students’ welfare and a big part of that is helping you stay well and healthy. 

Public Health England found that in 2013, there were approximately 450,000 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) made in England alone. The impact of STIs remains greatest in young heterosexuals under the age of 25 - 63% of chlamydia diagnoses in 2013 were in 16-24 year olds - and perhaps most concerningly, these are figures that appear to be increasing year on year. 

To help our students understand more about good sexual health and reduce the stigma surrounding STIs, we will be holding the Positively Red Series from 25th November -5th December. With a number of events including film screenings, World AIDS Day on 1st December and free testing this is a great opportunity to ensure that you know what you need to know about sexual health and maybe even bag a freebie or two.

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Some Facts

  • 34 million people live with HIV worldwide, making it the world’s leading infectious killer
  • Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed STI in England
  • Both the UCL Health Centre and the nearby Marie Stopes Centre offer routine sexual health testing
  • Every 9.5 minutes someone is diagnosed with HIV in the U.S
  • There are over 100 strains of the HPV virus - only 6 are harmful