Experts debunk myths about HIV during college visit

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Representatives from the Sussex Community HIV Specialist service visit to Central Sussex College, Crawley'jpco-10-12-14-hiv SUS-140812-102600001

Representatives from the Sussex Community HIV Specialist service debunked common myths surrounding HIV during a visit to Central Sussex College’s Crawley campus.

The visitors (pictured) kicked off the day with a bright and informative display in the college’s new internet café, The Zone. The stall, which included information leaflets, stress ‘sperms’, testing kits, condoms, water bottles and a range of other freebies, was a huge hit.

The students were able to ask questions and talk openly in an informal setting, as well as test their knowledge with a quick quiz about HIV transmission.

A number of student groups were also able to attend talks, dispelling common HIV myths, as well as gaining information about sexual health and the importance of HIV testing.

The day’s events were part of National HIV Testing Week, a high profile campaign that aims to encourage England’s key populations most affected by HIV to consider taking a HIV test, which culminated with World AIDS Day on December 1.