Shigella (or bacillary dysentery) is a bacterial infection which you can get by coming into contact with poo.Read more


Syphilis is a bacterial infection which is most usually transmitted through sex without a condom and oral...Read more


Chlamydia is a bacterial infection. It is most commonly passed on by having sex without a condom.Read more

What you need to know about STIs

Using condoms will protect you from many STIs, and many of them are easily cured or can be vaccinated against. However, the transmission of some STIs is very difficult to prevent, even if you have safer sex.Read more

5 reasons why gay men pick up more STIs

The latest STI figures from Public Health England make for some pretty grim reading. Once again gay and bisexual men are one of the groups most affected by sexually transmitted infections.Read more

How to survive super gonorrhoea

BREAKING NEWS: Super gonorrhoea is on the loose. Run for your lives.Read more

Meet the HIV-negative men who won't have sex with HIV-positive men

FS surveyed 3,140 gay men and found 44% of HIV-negative men that would not have sex with an openly HIV-positive man.Read more

7 ways to stop you from becoming HIV-positive

I’m assuming some of you are wondering why I’m not just writing ‘CONDOMS’ in massive bold type and leaving it there. First of all, there’s much more to having safer sex than condoms. Also, I’m going to mention condoms in a bit...Read more

Would you have sex with an HIV-positive man?

44% of HIV-negative men would not have sex with an openly HIV-positive man.Read more

Meet the HIV-positive gay men who are depressed and suicidal

“I was diagnosed with HIV five years ago and I felt my life was over.”Read more