Sexually transmitted infections in black African and black Caribbean communities in the UK: 2008 Report
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HIV Data for black African and black Caribbean communities
Sexual Health Messages:
People from black African and black Caribbean communities can reduce their risk of getting or transmitting HIV, or a sexually transmitted infection, by:
- Always using a condom correctly and consistently when having sex with new or casual partners, until all partners have had a sexual health screen.
- Avoiding overlapping sexual relationships and reducing their number of sexual partners.
- Having an HIV test, and a regular HIV and STI screen if having unprotected sex with new or casual partners.
- Unprotected sex with partners believed to be of the same HIV status (serosorting) is unsafe. For the HIV positive, there is a high risk of acquiring other STIs and hepatitis. For the HIV negative there is a high risk of HIV transmission (a fifth of HIV positive individuals are unaware of their infection) as well as acquiring STIs and hepatitis.
How to get an HIV test:
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