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Play it sex safe this Christmas

Date: 05/12/2008           Category: Medway PCT

Make sure you don’t receive any nasty surprises this Christmas - play it sex safe. From Monday (8 December) until Sunday, December 21 Medway’s Public Health team will take to the streets to promote safe sex and HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections screening. Partygoers will be able to pick up free condoms along with sexual health advice from pubs and clubs throughout Medway. As part of the campaign the Public Health team will also visit young parents groups, youth clubs and Mid-Kent Colleges campuses at City Way, Rochester and Horsted, Chatham. Sexual Health Project Co-ordinator Kerry McMorris said: “We all love to let our hair down and party at Christmas, but the messages remain the same when it comes to sex - make sure you wear a condom and get checked regularly for sexual diseases. “We want to provide practical advice and support to reduce HIV and STIs, reduce unplanned pregnancies and increase awareness of binge drinking “We will be running games and quizzes at the colleges and offering advice and free condoms at the Tap ' n' Tin, Chatham and the Casino Rooms in Rochester.” The campaign will also tell people about the outreach services available, the self-screening chlamydia packs and the C-card scheme, which offers anyone older than 13 quick and easy confidential advice on sexual health topics. To find a clinic go to www.whatsinyourpants.co.uk