A few people in the UK have been diagnosed with a rare infection called monkeypox. While the current outbreak is concerning, the risk to the UK population remains low, but a notable proportion of cases have been in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. We encourage these groups to look out for unusual rashes or lesions on the body, especially the genitalia, and contact a sexual health service if they have concerns. For more information, please visit nhs.uk.

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Help & Support

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:


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