THT reminds gay men to look after their sexual health at Cardiff Mardi Gras

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HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru (THT Cymru) will be out in force at Cardiff Mardi Gras (Saturday 3rd September), reminding people attending to look after their sexual health. Gay men remain the group most at risk of HIV infection in the UK, and Mardi Gras is a great opportunity for THT Cymru to engage with them and ensure they have the information and resources they need to protect themselves.

The charity will run an information stand in Coopers Field from 12pm – 6pm, and then at the Pulse Street Party, Churchill Way from 8pm -12am. From the stall, THT CYmru staff and volunteers will provide advice and information on safer sex, and will hand out free condoms and goodies to festival-goers.

Steve Jones, Area Manager for THT Cymru said: “Cardiff Mardi Gras is a great event for the local LGBT community, but also a chance for Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru to reach large numbers of people at risk of sexual ill health. We’re delighted to be involved with this year’s event. Gay men remain at significantly higher risk of HIV and other STIs, so it’s vital we give them, along with other local people, what they need to stay safe.”

Cardiff Mardi Gras will be held in Coopers Field and will run all day on the 3rd September, 2011. For more information on THT Cymru’s services in Cardiff, including its weekly HIV testing clinic, please contact Josh Hall on (02920) 666 465 or email at info.cymru@tht.org.uk.

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