You can also find many of the sexual health resources that Men's Sexual Health has produced here. There are booklets
and guides as web pages that you can read online, and some also have downloadable versions in PDF format (for which
you can download Adobe Reader if you don't already
HIV testing is now simple, fast and nearly always free. Find out where, how and why you should get
tested to help yourself and your community.
On this page we look at the top five diagnosed Sexually Transmitted Infections; how these may have
increased or decreased and how to treat and prevent each one.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection which is such a widespread disease that it is often
known as the silent epidemic. This page explains the disease, how to prevent it and how it is detected
This section contains sexual health information for lesbians and bisexual women, including
information on HIV and STIs, pregnancy and cervical cancer.
A guide to Hepatitis A & B for gay and bisexual men produced by the Wessex Gay Men's Health
We also have information about
Hepatitis C and how you can avoid it.
This page tells you what happens when you visit a sexual health (GUM) clinic and what you can
expect from those that work there.
Our short guide to how drug use may affect your sex life, with details of local drug support
services and links to find out more about this subject.
Syphilis is currently increasing amongst gay men more rapidly than any other sexually transmitted
infection (STI). This guide tells you about how it is transmitted, the symptoms and how you can protect
yourself from it.
When properly used dental dams may help reduce the risk of catching or spreading sexually
transmitted infections including HIV. This page is a guide to using dental dams for safer oral sex.
Sexually Transmitted Infections - a guide for gay and bisexual men. Produced by Wessex Gay Men's
Much more common than many people realise, erectile dysfunction (the inability to get or maintain
an erection) affects almost one in ten men in the UK. This page looks at the underlying reasons which
can cause this problem and what can be done about it.
The dangers of taking unprescribed VIAGRA; a leaflet produced by Wessex Gay Men's Health Forum.
Keep checking back since we will be adding further guides in the future.
view the Acrobat files, you need Adobe Reader,
which you can get from Adobe's web site as well as many other download locations. If your platform doesn't have an
Adobe Reader, there may well be a version of Ghostscript available,
which though not as easy as Acrobat Reader to use, should let you view these files.