There has recently been an increase in monkeypox cases within the UK, however the risk of catching it remains low. Monkeypox can affect anyone; however the majority of monkeypox cases in the UK continue to be in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), with the infection being passed on mainly through close contact between people in interconnected sexual networks. Therefore, these groups in particular are advised to be aware of the symptoms, especially any new rashes or lesions on any part of their body. If you have symptoms of monkeypox please contact a sexual health service or call NHS 111. For more information, please visit nhs.uk.
We all need some help and support from time to time, sometimes this is needed straight away;
If you have experienced sexual assault and need immediate help go the EMERGENCY section. You can also find help here if you have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours or you require Emergency Contraception.
At other times it might be that you need longer term support – this section provides some information on some sexual health issues that people often need support with including: