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Proud to be Surrey Sexual Health!

Surrey's sexual health staff are taking part in Surrey first ever Pride Parade this Saturday 10 August.

Surrey's sexual health staff are taking part in Surrey first ever Pride Parade this Saturday 10 August. 

Consultant Dr Shalini Andrews, who will be speaking on the main stage on Saturday, said; 

"My team are here with me and we are very excited to join you at the first Surrey Pride. We've got so much to celebrate! People living with HIV today, when on effective treatment can expect to live as long as they would otherwise. That is good news but we now have even better news. Once they have a sustained undetectable viral load, they cannot transmit HIV to their sexual partners. U=U, Undetectable = Untransmittable. Let us celebrate U=U and end the stigma of HIV."

Shalini's talk will focus on HIV, how treatment has changed, and some of the common things you might hear when we talk about HIV today. These include things like the once daily pill 'PrEP,' a preventative treatment currently being trialled in the UK, and will explain U=U status in more depth. The talk will take place on the main stage at around 12.15pm.

There’ll also be a stall set up where you can find information on sexual health, request a testing kit or book an appointment at our clinics. A map will be on display at the park, so you’ll know where to find both the stall and the main stage.

The event begins with a parade through Woking town centre at 11am and then there will be stalls and entertainment in Woking Park and on the main stage from 12pm until around 10pm. You will need a ticket to attend but its free of charge.

Photo of Dr Shalini Andrews