European HIV Testing Week & World AIDS Day
As part of European HIV Testing Week (20-27 November) and to raise awareness of World Aids Day, NHS Tayside is offering HIV testing at The Klozet (3-6pm on the 27th November). The aim is to increase awareness of the benefits of HIV testing and encourage more people to take an HIV test.
The 1st December is just around the corner and it can mean only one thing: time to get out the red ribbons! This year for World AIDS Day and European HIV Testing Week we’re part of the movement across Scotland asking individuals, organisations and politicians: What Will You Do?
There’s a lot we can all do to prevent new cases of HIV (the virus that can cause AIDS), to challenge the stigma and prejudice that people living with HIV face, and to remember those who’ve died from AIDS related illnesses since the 1980s.
NHS Tayside is hosting a testing event at The Klozet (73 - 75 Seagate) on Saturday 28th November, between 3pm and 6pm. Having an HIV test has never been easier. Knowledge is power. There is only one way to know your HIV status and that is to have a test.
Knowing that you are HIV negative can empower you to remain HIV negative, whilst knowing that you are HIV positive allows you to access care which will keep you well. Many myths still exist about HIV but by understanding how HIV is transmitted, how it can be prevented, and the reality of living with HIV today, you can take care of your own health, the health of others, and ensure you treat everyone living with HIV fairly and with respect and understanding.
HIV testing is available all year round. Speak to your doctor or make an appointment at a Sexual Health Clinic if you would like to discuss testing.
HIV Self testing
For information on the new HIV self testing click here
Temporary Clinic Closures
Please note that all clinics will be closed at the following times:
Thursday 10 December from 9.00am until 1.30pm
Friday 25 & Monday 28 December 2015
Friday 1 & Monday 4 January 2016
Apologies for any inconvenience
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.
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.