More information and advice on sex and sexual health
The HIV charity NAM produces this website and also publishes information in various other forms, including factsheets on Candida, Chlamydia, Condoms, Gonorrhoea, Genital warts, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Infectiousness, Herpes, LGV, Oral sex, Post-exposure prophylaxis, Pregnancy and conception, Primary infection, Pubic lice and scabies, Sexual dysfunction, Syphilis, Sexual health check-ups and Unprotected sex. You can find all of the NAM factsheets here.
NAM also produces a series of information booklets on various topics which are available online, including one called HIV and sex. These can also be sent to you if you contact NAM directly on 020 7840 0050 or email email@example.com.
The Terrence Higgins Trust, another UK HIV charity, also produces a range of booklets for people living with HIV, including Your sexual health (for gay men), Relationships and sex for straight men, Relationships and sex for women and Sexually transmitted infections. These publications are available on their website here or you can receive a free copy by calling their helpline, THT Direct on 0845 12 21 200.
THT Direct may also be a useful source of support, information and advice to you. It is open Monday to Friday, from 10am until 10pm, as well as weekends from noon until 6pm. Calls are confidential and you can talk to advisers about the situation you are in, how you are feeling and any questions you may have. They can also advise you on what support services may be available to you near where you live.
HIV Health Support
If you live in London, you can also access a new service for people living with HIV.
Sometimes making decisions about your health and life with HIV can be confusing, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. THT’s HIV Health Support is a new service which can help you to make sense of the bigger picture, and make changes to help you lead a healthier life.
You can ask the HHSS anything about living with HIV – from questions about the immune system, what your test results mean and starting treatment, to safer sex and telling other people about your status. One of THT’s Health Trainers will pick up your question and reply to you within two working days. If you'd like them to call you, please just let them know, and they will.
Just click the Ask the Trainer button below!