people living with HIV in the UK in 2014


of people living with HIV are unaware of their infection


of people accessing HIV care are BAME


of black Africans were diagnosed with HIV late

Source: PHE(2014) HIV:Data Tables

NAZ is the sexual health charity dedicated to people experiencing better sexual health.

All information about and how to take medicine safely

What should you know before taking Cialis

If your doctor prescribed you meds containing tadalafil or other pills for erectile dysfunction treatment you should know that you are not allowed to take Cialis if you have:

Any kind of heart disease or heart rhythm dysfunctions which reflect on the normal heart’s work.
A heart attack within the past ninety (90) days.
Strokes or heart failures in congestive conditions in the past six (6) months.
Low or high blood pressure
Angina or chest pain
Blood cells dysfunctions or diseases, such as cell anemia, leukemia or multiple myelomas.
A stomach ulcer
Hemophilia (bleeding disorder)
A physical deformation of the penis, caused by disease (such as Peyronie’s disease) or by accident.

Nevertheless, Cialis can cause a minor decrease of blood flow to the nerve of the eye, which may cause temporary vision loss.
How to take Cialis?

Generic Cialis is usually taken one hour before sexual activity and only once per day (Cialis may last up to 17,5 hours). Cialis can be taken before, after or without food. The fatty meal or food may influence the rate of absorption into the blood) During sexual activity, if you feel any of side effects mentioned above(such us chest pain, high or low blood pressure, dizzy), contact your doctor straight away. Do not take more than one pill per day. Store the package of Cialis at room temperature, keeping away from moisture, heat, and children.
Dosage information of Cialis

There are different doses of the Cialis depends on the prescription of the doctor, patient’s needs, and phase of erectile dysfunction. The dosage varies from 2,5 to 20mg orally, used once a day. The standard dose of 10 mg should be taken half an hour before sexual activity and after the light meal.



We do this because there’s a big gap in the sexual health outcomes of Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities compared to the general population.



Everything we do works to reverse this trend.


I was diagnosed HIV positive because I was feeling constantly ill and my nose started bleeding out of the blue and would not stop.

I was taken to A&E and after many exams; I was offered a HIV test. My CD4 was down to about 7 and I thought I was going to die. We contacted NAZ Vidas because we were desperate. I could not understand 100% of what the doctors were telling us…

…The NAZ Vidas coordinator met with both of us and took the time to explain in Portuguese what a HIV diagnosis meant in this day and age. He explained about treatment and explained that today it is possible to live well and a long life with the HIV virus.

Now my wife, who is miraculously HIV negative, is pregnant with our first child. I don’t know what would be of us if we didn’t receive your support.



For many people, receiving a positive HIV diagnosis can be devastating. The NAZ HIV Care and Support Service is dedicated to enable people to accept their diagnosis and live life to its fullest. Our role is to help newly diagnosed people understand and manage their condition with confidence.

For people ageing with HIV our service commitment is to support you live a long and healthy life within your community.

There are five dedicated HIV Care and Support groups at NAZ.

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The NAZ sexual health and wellbeing programmes are designed to help people take responsibility for their own sexual health health. Our aim is to develop sexual health competencies that will allow individuals to adopt lifelong attitudes and behaviors that support overall health and well-being—including behaviors that can reduce their risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Underpinning everything we do in this area is the belief that if you can understand what good sexual health is, effective prevention starts with the individual.

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We provide free, fast and confidential HIV tests at our office and at outreach venues across the London.

We run a fingerprick rapid HIV test; the entire process takes around 20-30 minutes including pre and post-test counselling, discussion and information.

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There is a significant gap between the sexual health outcomes of the general population and BAME communities.

In addition to our programmatic work improving sexual health equality, NAZ addresses these sexual health inequalities through influencing policy and practice. We promote the needs of our communities to the government, health providers and other Third Sector organisations with the aim of sharing best practice and ensuring appropriate service provision.

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