CWG 2022: At the Games, sex and parties with a rider | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

It really is a carnival atmosphere in Birmingham with thousands of visitors from around the world coming to Brummie Land to experience the magic of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
More importantly, up to 6,500 athletes take part in the two-week sports spectacle. Bearing in mind the huge influx of people into the West Midlands, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has urged athletes to “be aware of the signs and symptoms of monkeypox” in an “atmosphere of party” at the event. There are over 2,200 confirmed cases of Monkeypox in the UK.
In its health advice, the UKHSA warned: “With a party atmosphere and many people visiting the area, it is important to practice safer sex, to prevent the possible spread of sexually transmitted infections. So, remember to use condoms, and if you’ve had unprotected sex, get tested for STIs.
“Although monkeypox is not an STI, it can be transmitted through close physical contact, so watch out for any symptoms and contact a sexual health clinic if you think you might have this or any other sexually transmitted infection. ”
The CTM The organizers are working closely with the UKHSA on health risks during the Games. Fearing a more serious outbreak, the World Health Organization has issued an advisory recommending that gay and bisexual men limit their number of sexual partners to protect themselves from monkeypox and help contain the spread of the virus. While anyone can contract the virus through close contact, an overwhelming majority of those infected are either gay, bisexual, or gay men (men who have sex with men), with the infection spreading primarily through contact. between people in interconnected sexual networks. .
During this time, no less than 1,50,000 condoms are distributed to athletes during the 12 days of competition. This equates to 23 condoms per athlete. The total is 10,000 less than those handed out at the Tokyo Olympics last year.
But athletes have also been warned not to use the free condoms given to them in keeping with Olympic tradition. Instead, they were told to take them home as souvenirs to raise awareness about HIV.

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