HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is reminding visitors to Pride Bristol (Saturday 21st August) not to put their sexual health at risk by getting carried away with the party mood.

Throughout the festival THT staff and volunteers will be out in force, promoting safe sex and handing out condoms to the crowds across Castle Park. As well as taking part in Saturday’s Pride parade, THT will be operating a stand in the Communities Tent at the event, where festival-goers can pick up free condoms, along with advice and information, including where to get tested if they’re worried they’ve put themselves at risk.

Steve Jones, Regional Manager for THT in the South West, says: “This is the first outdoor Pride event to be organised in Bristol, and we’re delighted to be part of it. We’ve worked closely with the local LGBT community for many years to raise awareness of HIV and sexual health, so we would encourage people to enjoy themselves; just don’t forget your condoms!”

More details on Pride Bristol can be found at www.pridebristol.com.

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