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Posted On: 3rd Jun 2015

Safe Sex Fix on ITV News

Victoria Conde
Group of young people
Becky Pye, NHS Sexual Health Advisor

‘We believe that there are a lot of young people who don't necessarily know the risks of sexually transmitted infections.’

  

Nineteen-year-old Victoria Conde and her team from Oswestry in Shropshire are encouraging others their age to be mindful of their sexual health when entering relationships. 

 

Their story was broadcast on ITV News Central on Thursday 4th June.

  

In the television piece we see Victoria, who is working with Lauren Cowley on the project, at a drop-in afternoon the group organised at their college.

 

They gave out leaflets and other information offering young people advice about staying safe. 

 

‘To start with, a lot of people were embarrassed to come up to the stall,’ explains Victoria.

  

‘We believe that in this age group, many are naive and don't necessarily think about the consequences.’

  

With the help of Fixers, the group have created a poster campaign showing how 16-24 year olds account for half of all newly diagnosed STIs. 

 

Click the image below to see the group’s poster or read more about their story.

 

 

In support of their project is NHS Sexual Health Advisor, Becky Pye, who appears in the broadcast urging young people to get checked out.

 

She says: ‘70 percent of people may not have any symptoms that they have an infection.

 

'More people do need to come and see us, especially between the age of 15 and 24 years old.’

  

Victoria adds: ‘I think it's something that people don't talk about because they find it embarrassing. I hope that as a result of this project more people look after themselves better and use protection.’

 

Watch the group's TV film here at the top of this page.

 

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