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Women's HIV prevention: the importance of the vaginal ring

SEXUAL HEALTH

Women's HIV prevention: the importance of the vaginal ring

In Women's HIV prevention techniques are essential in the fight against HIV. In sub-Saharan Africa where the HIV infection rate is highest, woman and girls accounted for 63% of all new HIV infections in 2021. The Dapivirine vaginal ring is an HIV prevention method that is woman-controlled and long- …

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Here you can find resources for people living with HIV, those newly diagnosed, and how to prevent acquiring the disease. We explore good sexual health and why it is so important. Find out about safer sex, STIs, managing your options around contraception, protected sex and testing.
Here you can find resources for people living with HIV, those newly diagnosed, and how to prevent acquiring the disease. We explore good sexual health and why it is so important. Find out about safer sex, STIs, managing your options around contraception, protected sex and testing.
Dr Krishna Vakharia Clinical Director-Patient
"Every woman deserves the best healthcare. Whatever your needs, our hub aims to empower you to understand your condition and take control."
"Every woman deserves the best healthcare. Whatever your needs, our hub aims to empower you to understand your condition and take control."
Prof Lesley Regan President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

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Periods and Period Problems

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"Us men aren’t always very good at looking after our health. Too often we put things off or bury our head in the sand. Our Men’s Health Hub aims to give clear, impartial, no-nonsense advice and information for men to learn about the health problems that affect them and empower them to get help when they need it."
"Us men aren’t always very good at looking after our health. Too often we put things off or bury our head in the sand. Our Men’s Health Hub aims to give clear, impartial, no-nonsense advice and information for men to learn about the health problems that affect them and empower them to get help when they need it."
Dr Max Pemberton Psychiatrist and media doctor

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"When you are worried about your child it can be hard to find genuine, sensible advice online. Our Child Health Hub offers parents advice you can trust for all your children’s health needs."
Dr Ellie Cannon General Practitioner, Media Doctor

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Constipation in Children

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Chickenpox in Children

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"Whether you want to stop smoking, find an exercise routine that works for you, or simply eat a more balanced diet, our hub contains all the information you need for a healthier lifestyle."
"Whether you want to stop smoking, find an exercise routine that works for you, or simply eat a more balanced diet, our hub contains all the information you need for a healthier lifestyle."
Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE Clinical Consultant

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"Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the UK and particularly of dying young, below the age of 75. Our heart health hub summarises the latest medical evidence and guides you through the symptoms and signs to look out for."
Dr Yassir Javaid Cardiovascular lead Nene CCG, Primary Care Cardiovascular lead, East Midlands Clinical Network

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Congestive Heart Failure

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Angina

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

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Electrocardiogram (ECG)

"Travelling should be relaxing but it can also be stressful at times. We're here to help you avoid the common health pitfalls that can turn the holiday of a lifetime into a nightmare."
"Travelling should be relaxing but it can also be stressful at times. We're here to help you avoid the common health pitfalls that can turn the holiday of a lifetime into a nightmare."
Dr Hilary Jones General Practitioner, Broadcaster

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Travel Vaccinations

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Health Advice for Travel Abroad

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Traveller's Diarrhoea

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Malaria Prevention

"It’s important to be aware of any unexplained changes to your body. These could be a persistent cough, a new lump or even an expanding waistline. Symptoms are often nothing to worry about, but sometimes require further investigation."
"It’s important to be aware of any unexplained changes to your body. These could be a persistent cough, a new lump or even an expanding waistline. Symptoms are often nothing to worry about, but sometimes require further investigation."
Dr Dawn Harper General Practitioner, Media Doctor

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