Scottish Government Draft Teenage Pregnancy and Young Parents Strategy
Please take a look at the draft strategy which is out for consultation this summer http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/07/3144
HIV Self testing
For information on the new HIV self testing click here
New LINC clinic in Angus - opening 17th August 2015
Abbey Health Centre, East Abbey Street, Arbroath will be opening a new LINC Clinic from 4 pm - 5.45 pm every Monday commencing on Monday 17th August.
The LINC service provides confidential advice on sexual health, contraception, STI screening and treatment. This clinic is open to anyone aged 18 years and under.
We are delighted to announce that our new automated results service went live on the 15th April 2015
This new service provides 24/7 access to STI test results for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C by means of a confidential and secure automated phone system.
You will be handed an information card on this new service when attending for STI testing. This will contain your unique patient ID. It's important that you keep this number safe as you will not be able to access your results without it.
Lost/Forgotten patient IDs. For reasons of patient confidentiality and anonymity we are unable to provide these over the phone. Patients will be required to attend the clinic where they were tested in person before being issued with your unique Patient Identification Number.
To use this service call: 01382 425542
You can phone the above number to get your test results (the same number is used for all clinics)
Please listen to the entire message
Your date of birth should be entered in 8 digit format DD/MM/YYYY
The results service may direct you to a Health Care Professional to discuss your results further
PLEASE NOTE: not all test results are available from the results line. The tests that you have done are marked on the card you were given when tested.
Most results will be available 2 weeks following the test date.
Please ensure that we have your correct contact details to enable us to contact you.
3rd Party Reporting
As of 1st August 2014 Sexual Health Services and MOT are now third party reporting sites for homophobic and transphobic hate crimes
We Can Stop It
Police Scotland have launched a new campaign concerning rape and consent called ‘We can stop it’. The details can be found at http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/campaigns/2015/rape-we-can-stop-it-campaign . The campaign focuses of clarifying definitions of rape and consent, that the perpetrator is to blame, dispels myths such as the victim is to blame, confirms that men can also be victims, as well as providing support information and a viral video.
LGBT Charter Mark
Our Sexual Health Services have signed up to the LGBT Youth Scotland Charter Mark. We are working towards this independent accreditation to ensure LGBT have confidence accessing our services.
Sex - It's healthy to talk about it
Is there something new you'd like to try or something you don't want to try but don't know how to have that conversation with your partner?Why not visit http://www.sexualhealthscotland.co.uk/ and take a look at their new campaign? It has helpful hints and "how to" videos to help you start that all important conversation. We want to encourage people to feel confident having frank, honest and positive conversations about sex and making them part and parcel of every day relationships.
Syphilis cases in Tayside
NHS Tayside has seen an increase in the number of cases of syphilis in the second half of 2013. This has been seen particularly in young heterosexual people aged 15-25. If you would like further information about our local response please click on the syphilis statement link to the right of this page. If you would like more information about the signs and symptoms of syphilis visit our Syphilis page.