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My boyfriend had been asking me to sleep with his friend for money, I didn’t want to lose him so I agreed. We have now finished and my social worker thought it might help if I had someone to talk to. I met a worker from BASE, and she’s brilliant, she has given me some confidence in myself and I think more about what I want now. - Taken from a young person’s review.

Someone told me that he was infected, I didn’t think about protection at the time. I have seen the nurse at BASE, and now I’m getting it sorted out. I am so relieved that I went although I was really frightened at the time.

I knew what had happened to me was wrong, but I couldn’t bring myself to tell anyone. My friend took me to BASE and I met the nurse and a worker from BASE, they reassured me that it wasn’t my fault. I have since spoken informally to the police at BASE , and although I don’t feel strong enough yet to take it any further, I am still seeing the worker and I feel much better being able to talk about what happened.


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