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Safe sex kit and health education material, England, 1993

The ‘Safe Sex Kit' contains two condoms and a sachet of lubrication jelly and a booklet entitled "HIV, AIDS & SEX: INFORMATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE". The leaflet was published by S.O.S. (Street Outreach Services), based at The Brighton Health Promotion Unit, in May 1993. Charities and organisations such as these aim to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS and prevent the spread of these diseases by educating young people and answering questions some may find embarrassing or difficult to talk about.

Object number:

1994-1181

 

Glossary:

Glossary: safe sex kit

Set of items and information leaflets designed to encourage safe sex. Would include condoms and guide to their application as well as other information.

Glossary: AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a disease caused by infections resulting from a weakened immune system due to the HIV virus. It leads to failure of the immune system and is usually fatal. It is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids.

Glossary: HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that weakens vital cells in the immune system, and leads to AIDS. There are two strands: HIV-1, which leads to immunity suppression; and HIV-2, which is not as potent and is only common in West Africa. HIV is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids.