For many people, travel is an important aspect of life. Some choose to benefit from the positive quality-of-life effects which come from participating in leisure travel. Others have to stay in foreign countries for long periods due to personal or professional reasons. It is important to know what your rights are and also if you might be faced with difficulty entering another country due to an HIV+ status.
Laurino says that the higher incidence of STIs is proof that people are having unprotected sex. He attributed this unsafe sex trend to an erroneous belief that HIV was no longer a threat, “…among young people there is a perception that HIV is an ‘older generation’ issue.”
However the stats in the article reflect the fact that safe sex should be more in vogue than ever. One in two South Africans will have an STI before they turn 25. And there are plenty of nasties out there.
Dr Laurino said that because H4M clinics are men friendly and treatment is free, men felt comfortable testing and treating for STIs.
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