National AIDS Trust - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

14 April 2016 by Pure Radio

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or Prep for short, is a drug that, if taken daily, can reduce the risk of acquiring HIV.

A number of studies around the world, have shown that it’s very effective at preventing the transmission of the virus.

The Senior Policy and Campaigns Manager at the National AIDS Trust, Sarah Radcliffe, has been telling Under the Rainbow about the latest developments.

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Oct 2014 - Campaign for Homosexual Equality

9 October 2014 by Pure Radio

Tuesday marked fifty years since the beginning of the modern movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality in the UK.

In October 1964, Manchester hosted the first meeting of the North West Homosexual Law Reform Committee. This was at a time when homosexuality was still illegal.

Later the organisation was renamed to the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, and it continues to fight for LGBT rights today.

A plaque was unveiled on Manchester’s Deansgate, which marks the location of the first meeting.

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May 2011 - LGF's Cervical Screening Campaign

19 May 2011 by Pure Radio

Cervical Cancer is believed to be caused by the HPV virus. Before 2009, only women who had relationships with men were screened by the NHS. Since then, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation have been encouraging lesbian and bisexual women to get screened. The LGF now want to hear women’s opinions on their campaign. Tonight, Under the Rainbow hears from Rachel Bottomley from the LGF.

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