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Nine garage-style structures, which are located in a former industrial zone in the west of the city, will be unveiled later this month

Right of Reply: Mike Willis

The chairman of the ProLife Alliance rejects Lynn Eaton's call for accessible contraception

Network: An age-old trade at the cutting edge

History shows us that pornographers have unerringly picked the winning media

The Human Condition: Johnny be good

Whatever happened to that condom moment? 'Bareback', or unprotected, sex is still practised by up to a third of gay men - because, despite the dangers, it feels liberated, sensuous and like one in the eye for 'sex police'. Iain Finlayson reports on a high-risk strategy

US silence on sex increases Aids risk

COMPARED to their British cousins, people in the United States don't like to talk in public about what they do in the bedroom and US efforts to promote safe sex lag as a result, a report said yesterday.

Books: I'm prudent, you're neurotic

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Sexual AttItudes: Women less aware of Aids danger

Twice as many women as men don't practice safe sex and are less likely to think that Aids is an issue when considering sex, according to a survey.

Safe sex: what's that then?

After a decade of Aids campaigning it seems the message still hasn't got through. Why worry, I won't get it, is now the response. By Hester Lacey

Lifestyle: Women complain of sex hangovers

Almost 40 per cent of young women have had sex they later regretted because they were drunk, it was revealed yesterday.

Television: Jilly barks, but Melissa's just barking

No one on television can match Jilly Goolden for enthusiasm; there have been whole wars that were less noisy. With her blonde curls and light colouring she calls to mind an exuberant, licky dog - a giant albino poodle, perhaps, whose Pal has been spiked with Ecstasy. "Gosh!" she barks excitedly, "wow, wow!"

Morning-after drug could stop Aids

A "morning after" treatment for people exposed to the Aids virus, HIV, is proving successful in preventing them becoming infected, doctors say. The treatment - the same cocktail of drugs used to treat people with established HIV - can reduce the chances of infection by 80 per cent if given immediately after exposure to the virus.

Record number of HIV diagnoses alarms scientists

More cases of HIV transmission through gay sex were recorded in Britain in 1996 than in any other year, and the total number of HIV infections was the highest annual figure to date, according to the latest government statistics.The rise has renewed concern that some young gay and bisexual men may be ignoring the safer sex message, and no longer believe that HIV and Aids pose a threat to their lives.

A new stone wall

Aids may soon become containable: a chronic disease, not a killer. But as the smoke clears, the battle for the peace is only beginning. By Jack O'Sullivan

The nation in a state

Trust in politicians and confidence in our system of government are at an all-time low, according to a major opinion poll out today. And the prospect of a Tony Blair government does not inspire new hope, argue Stuart Weir and Patrick Dunleavy

I've reached the conclusion that we're all in this alone ...

Brendan asks if he can light up. I say, I say, I say: "You can burst into flames for all I care." Which is a ritual response, a running gag, usually. For this is the asshole smoking-room, where we beat our retreats when the going gets tough, and Brendan still peddles the routine question, a nervous tic, only tonight my reply comes on strong and comes out wrong. As if I mean it. As if I would consign this hapless sinner to the fire.

Aids adverts target gays for first time

Every eight hours in England a gay or bisexual man is infected with HIV, it was claimed yesterday at the launch of a new initiative, which has been dubbed by critics as the "re-gaying" of the Aids campaign.
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