Monday 1st December was World Aids Day and the QUB Greens took part in the global campaign to tackle the epidemic that is HIV/AIDS, raising awareness, and also the local campaign to increase awareness about sexual health as well as safe and sensible sex amongst students.
The QUB Greens along with Amnesty, Rag and the Students Union held an awareness day in the Union, distributing information on the situation here as well as around the world.
At the Green stall we handed out contact information for any students who have concerns about their sexual health, hundreds of condoms and booklets on sexual health.
The QUB Greens will also be writing to student officers asking for free, easy to access contraception to be made available on campus for students. In almost any other university around the UK this is available and the QUB Greens will work to get the same sexual health and welfare at QUB.
SEXUAL HEALTH GUIDELINES & SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
Free and confidential sexual health helpline:
0800 567 123
Royal Victoria Hospital GUM Department
028 9063 4050 / 4054
Monday: 8.30am - 11.30am AND 1.30pm - 4pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 11.30am AND 1.30pm - 4pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 11.30am AND 1.30pm - 4pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 11am AND 1.30pm - 4pm
Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am AND 1.30pm - 4pm
Family Planning Association (free Contraception and Chlamydia testing)
The Bradbury Centre, Lower Lisburn Road 028 90 912 100
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