Teachers should be able to offer advice to young gay men "coming out" in school, claims the Terrence Higgins Trust, which has just launched True Colours, a booklet covering issues around coming out. Special efforts will be made to target teachers and promote True Colours through the National Union of Teachers.
Richard Scholey of the trust said: "Since 1982 there have been 3,878 cases of HIV infection recorded in young men between the ages of 15 and 24. We need to help young gay and bisexual people to be happy with their sexuality; then hopefully they will have the knowledge and self-esteem to negotiate safer sex."
The booklet can be ordered, free, from the trust on 0171 831 8330.