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We’ve gone and done it, WE’RE ON INSTAGRAM NOW!


Things change, you change, we change, funding for HIV services change but despite some of the difficulties in the sector, we seem to be connected better than ever before thanks in part to Social Media.

We’d like to introduce to you, our new Instagram account: LASSLeics. You’ll find pictures of events, of our resources and general nice things to look at, not all necessarily HIV related but you can be sure to be visually treated.

As a recap, we wanted to ensure you know where we are online so you can use whatever service you use to follow and keep in touch with us.


This will always be http://www.lass.org.uk.  Our site features information on HIV testing (which can be free) and you get your result straight away! It also states what our services are, policies and contact information.  We’re actually updating our site so stay tuned for more updates.


http://blog.lass.org.uk. (What you’re reading now).  Here we share what’s new both at LASS, Well for Living and we curate some of the most interesting stories relating to HIV in the world.  Our blog is updated frequently, to keep up to date you might want to subscribe or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


https://www.facebook.com/lassleics.  We realise that blogs aren’t everyones cup of tea and that lots of people prefer to stay up to date on facebook which is why we link our blog posts to Facebook.  Whenever we publish a new blog post it’s automatically sent to Facebook.  It doesn’t matter if you comment on the blog or on Facebook, we’ll still see your comments.


https://twitter.com/LASSleics Like facebook, Twitter will tweet each article as we publish it.  Unlike Facebook we get involved in conversations and tweet or retweet news and information which may be of interest, not only on HIV but for sex and sex education and health related information.  Why not follow us and join in the conversation?

Instagram (new)

Instagram  (https://www.instagram.com/lassleics) is our newest social media profile and it’s run by our support worker Rhoda Thomas.  We’re short on followers at the moment and we hope you’ll visit and interact with us over there, just as you do on our other platforms.

Feel free to connect to us on any platform, if we don’t follow you already, just send us a message and we’ll gladly connect.  It’s good to talk and it’s nice to see you online!

Thanks for reading, let us know what you think in the comments below, or you can find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for more!


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Only 48 Hours remaining to vote for Well for Living!


We’re seeking YOUR help in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund.  There are just over 48 hours remaining in the public vote! – More information is available here and over at the Well for Living blog.

Voting closes online, by SMS, and by Twitter at 11.59pm and in branches at the close of business, (times vary locally) on Friday 10 October 2014.

The Lloyds Community Fund believes in helping local communities to thrive. That’s why they’re giving you the opportunity to champion a good cause in your local area and we hope you’re vote for Well for Living!

Earlier this year, the nation nominated over 7,000 community groups across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands. 1,400 causes in 350 communities were then shortlisted for the Community Fund award.

Four local causes in every area will be awarded funding depending on the number of votes they receive. The group with the most votes will get £3,000, the next £2,000, £1,000 and finally, £500.

Well for Living has been nominated, they support individuals and their communities to be more health aware and health literate through a better understanding medical language, building confidence to ask the right questions. We would use an award to provide workshops for 80 more people, helping people to take steps to be more in control of their own health.

 We’re seeking your help! – You can vote online, by SMS text, via Twitter and in participating Lloyds Bank branches.
  1. To vote online, visit the Community Fund Page and click the on the orange “Vote for Us” box at the top of the page.
    – Complete the details and click “submit” – you will be sent an email from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund to confirm your vote.
    – Please click on the link in the email to confirm your vote, otherwise it won’t count.
  2. To vote via Twitter click on the “Vote for Us” box at the top of the page.
    – Click the “Vote via Tweet” button to auto populate a tweet with our unique hashtag (you may need to login, or create an account if you don’t have one).
    – Your followers can then retweet your message to give us a vote.
  3. To vote via SMS, text VOTE followed by our unique code (VOTE LJP) – also found via clicking on the “Vote for Us” box to 61119 or +44 7860 014 100 if you’re in the Channel Isles or Isle of Man.
  4. To vote in branch, visit one of the branches highlighted on the map and collect a voting token from a member of staff.

Please vote, your entry could make a lot of difference in your local area.  In May 2014, through on-line, paper based and street surveys, Well for Living consulted Leicester City residents about a proposed Well-Being Centre.

A Leicester Well-Being Centre would be in an existing building in the central shopping and business area of Leicester City for use by people living in Leicester City.

It would have a range of services and support inside to help people become healthier and stay healthy – avoiding illness and improving everyone’s quality of life.

Some ideas so far of what a Leicester Well-Being Centre could offer include training courses for people on healthy living; massage and acupuncture; physiotherapy services; counselling; activities to help people stay fit and healthy; financial advice and getting support if you become ill.

It would be in addition to existing NHS and social support services and would be run by trained professionals, working for a number of local community and charity organisations.

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October Round Up

It’s time for another roundup, and what a roundup it is, all 23,000 words of it! we hope you’ve got some reading time set aside.  Here are the posts from October wrapped up together in case you’ve missed anything.  Or if you prefer, you can download the whole lot as a pdf for your viewing leisure off line.

Have you subscribed yet? Or would you prefer to follow @LASSLeics on Twitter to get your info? Either is a good way to stay up to date about LASS and HIV news from Leicester, Nationally and International.

You may just be a casual browser here for the first time? – Stay a while, soak it in or dive in to a random post at your leisure.

Poverty-Stricken Families Join a Lengthening Queue for Food Handouts

Fancy a Curry? – Join Us For Social Evening At The Cuisine Of India Restaurant

HIV Could Spread If Birth Control Injections Increase, Warn Scientists

The Red Ribbon Dress 2011/2012 Project

Commonwealth Publication Raises Concerns Over Rights of HIV and AIDS Carers

A Message of Hope for a HIV Cure from Timothy Brown

HIV and AIDS Stigma Defies Traditional Care in the Pacific

AIDS Treatment is Good Value for Money, Says New Study

Steve Jobs and HIV Apps for iOS

THT Asks Government to Legalise and Regulate HIV Home Testing Kits

UKBA proposals to deny entry or stay to migrants with NHS debt: a public health disaster waiting to happen

Questions on Tactics to Prevent HIV [PrEP]

Gonorrhea Possibly Becoming ‘Untreatable’

Increase In Life Expectancy for People Living With HIV

HIV and TB activist Winstone Zulu has Died

How Good is Sex Education in Schools?

Dating, HIV & You

Discussions with a Dietitian: Sugary Foods

Testing people with conditions suggesting HIV could pick up more recent infections, Europe-wide study finds

New MSM Panel report from Sigma Research

Blind Faith: HIV Prayer Cure Claims Three Deaths

Pill Box Organisers Increase HIV Patients’ Adherence & Improve Viral Suppression

Antiretroviral Drugs Work – This Is Why You Should Take Them!

People Get HIV Through Unprotected Sex, Not Because They’re Going For Fish Pedicures!

Pill-Popping Reminder App for iOS!

What Can We Do Now to Speed Up HIV Cure Research?

New HIV Diagnoses – UK National Overview 2001 – 2010

What About HIV? – Infographic

Gaddafi’s HIV Shakedown

Vote for Pozitude! The Website by Children Living With HIV

HIV Diagnosis Progress Hampered by Inaccurate Online Information

Preventing HIV with social media and mobile phones

Religion, HIV & Mental Health

Leicestershire Community Calendar 2012

Consultation To Start On Managing Urgent Care In Loughborough

LASS Secures Funding To Help Make The Big Society A Reality In The East Midlands.

Other Interesting Stuff We Didn’t Post But Want You To Know

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