HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is providing six volunteer support workers at this year’s Glastonbury Festival to help revellers look after their sexual health.
THT volunteers will be running a daily sexual health stall in the Welfare zone, from 10:00am – 10:00pm from Thursday 23 June- Sunday 27 June, which festival-goers can visit to receive support, advice and free condoms.
Staff will also signpost anyone concerned about having put themselves at risk, and in need of immediate medical attention, to local sexual health clinical services. THT volunteers will also be providing condom give-aways to crowds from a mobile cart throughout the festival.
Over four hundred thousand people were treated for a sexually transmitted infection in England last year and condoms are the most effective way of preventing these infections.
Catherine Murphy THT’s Head of Public and Parliamentary Affairs, said: “This is THT’s first visit to Glastonbury, and we’re really thrilled to be involved. Thousands of people will be joining the party here this weekend, all looking to have a good time, but if anyone’s at all worried they’ve not been careful enough about safer sex, we’re here for support and advice.
“And we’ve got plenty of condoms if you’ve forgotten to pack yours- wellies aren’t the only rubber you’re going to need this Glastonbury!”