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The GayUK and 56 Dean Street launch online sexual health clinic

07 December 2012

TheGayUK and 56 Dean Street, the popular HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, are pleased to announce a brand new venture to bring sexual health information to your desktop, tab or Smartphone.

TheGayUK and 56 Dean Street, the popular HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, are pleased to announce a brand new venture to bring sexual health information to your desktop, tab or Smartphone.

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise which means that the traditional methods of communicating messages about safer, better sex aren’t getting through.

TheGayUK with 56 Dean Street have created an online sexual health clinic so readers can submit their sexual health-related questions confidentially to one of the country’s most advanced clinics.  A selection of questions will then be answered via the online magazine.

“I really feel strongly about sexual health matters,” says Jake Simpson, co-founder of The Gay UK.

“There are too many new STI diagnoses in the UK, including HIV which has seen the biggest new infection increase since the 80s. The message isn’t getting out. We wanted a creative, new campaign to build an online column so anyone who has access to a computer, Smartphone or tablet can get the information they really need, 24 /7.”

Jake Jenkins, Nurse Specialist at 56 Dean Street says: “Some people may find it difficult or embarrassing to ask questions or come to a sexual health clinic. That's why 56DS and TheGayUK have come together to provide free, confidential advice. Everyone deserves a safe and enjoyable sex life. We are here to help not to judge.”

The online sexual health clinic was launched on Saturday 1 December to coincide with World AIDS Day.

Readers are asked to go to www.thegayuk.com/sexualhealth and fill in the confidential form, which allows space to describe symptoms and even upload a photograph.

TheGayUK is the number 1 online features and listings magazine for the gay, lesbian, bisexual community in the UK, with over 250,000 pages served a month.

56 Dean Street is an HIV and sexual health centre in Soho—the popular centre, which is run by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has won numerous awards for its services which include outreach clinics in bars and other venues.