Blood Borne Viruses are on the increase – handing out drug taking paraphernalia that enables, equips and empowers you to take an illegal drug, that gets you so wasted you often have no idea if you’ve had sex, let alone who with? This is good policy???
Rise in sex while on drugs prompts health warning
There has seen a rise in visits to sexual health clinics from people having unprotected sex while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to a doctor in north Wales.
Dr Ushan Andrady warned that people should consider the risks before engaging in such behaviour.
The health board which covers the region has launched a campaign to increase sexual health awareness.
It comes after a fivefold increase in syphilis cases in south west Wales.
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Sexual health and HIV consultant Dr Andrady, the clinical lead for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s ‘Sextember’ campaign, said people were not aware of the risks of having unprotected sex whilst under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
“We have definitely seen a rise in people coming into the clinic after having sex whilst under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and they regret what they have done,” he said.
“Sometimes people forget about protection when they are under the influence of drugs and alcohol.”
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