Think Again -World Hepatitis Day is 28th July

World wide on the 28th of July, Hepatitis is brought to the stage. There are various types of hepatitis viruses. Some are sexually transmitted, others are not. They all cause inflammation of the Liver and in some cases, long term problems like Liver cancer. On the Sexual Wellbeing Network, we want to use this opportunityContinue reading “Think Again -World Hepatitis Day is 28th July”

HIV? Me? No, I am married! (17)

“Yes, that’s wise. It will be good if you all get tested and we can arrange that for you.” ”Meanwhile if someone has a bloodborne virus like HIV, it is good medical practice to check for other bloodborne viruses like hepatitis as these can sometimes go together because they can be passed on in similarContinue reading “HIV? Me? No, I am married! (17)”


Have you ever been diagnosed with Hepatitis C? Do you want to know more about the condition? Whether you currently have the virus or have cleared it, this FREE conference is for you. Wednesday 19 March 2014, at the Tolbooth, Stirling, Scotland. Free transport arrangements will be made for all who wish to attend. PleaseContinue reading “SCOTLAND’S HEPATITIS C PATIENT CONFERENCE”

10 Top Sexual Health Checks to do before the wedding night.

I love weddings, they are so exciting! I always see it as a new beginning for the people involved. It’s an opportunity to celebrate a great life together. It’s a chance to have an amazing adventure with your friend (hopefully you are marrying a friend!) However before you get to the wedding night, there areContinue reading “10 Top Sexual Health Checks to do before the wedding night.”

Celebrating the Sexual Wellbeing Network (SWB) community!

We welcome the 1000th member of the SWB community. You are what the blog is about. You make it all worthwhile! As a way to celebrate, we are featuring the comments of the SWB community on different topics featured on this blog. No one knows it all. Your input helps the whole community learn andContinue reading “Celebrating the Sexual Wellbeing Network (SWB) community!”

HIV? Me? No, I’ married! (4)

It was five weeks later when Dike turned up at the surgery. If you haven’t met Dike and his family please meet them  here and here “Nice to see you again,” I smiled as I ushered him into the consulting room. “How can I help you?” I asked after we sat down. “Well, I thought aboutContinue reading “HIV? Me? No, I’ married! (4)”

Research.. Are you interested in earning some money for a good cause?

Participants are needed for a research project being undertaken on behalf of NHS Grampian concerning the experiences and support needs of those with Hepatitis B. All participants will receive £30 cash as a thank you. If you are from the: 1. Asian sub continent or 2. Sub–Saharan Africa or 3. China or 4. Eastern Europe,Continue reading “Research.. Are you interested in earning some money for a good cause?”

HIV? Me? No, I’m married! (2)

After Mma left, I sat thinking. It all started coming back to me. It must have been like eighteen months ago or more that Mma and her children had come to register at the surgery having recently moved into the area from Africa. She had told me then that they had come overseas due toContinue reading “HIV? Me? No, I’m married! (2)”