NHS Tayside Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virus

Welcome to the SHBBV website. Supporting people to have healthy, positive sexual health & wellbeing including all aspects of blood borne virus, prevention, testing, treatment and care.

This is a temporary site while we rebuild our site into something wondrous, informative and, most importantly, useful.

Service Time Changes

Sexual Health Services

Please note all sexual health services are closed on the first Wednesday of each month until 1pm to allow for full service training.

In addition, our Ninewells clinic will be closed on Monday, 27th November 2017 until 10:30 am for staff training.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Announcements

cool2talk promotional film

cool2talk has a new short film that can be used to promote to young people or inform parents/carers & professionals about the service.

"Hepatitis See" at the Gallery of Modern Art

Art workshops took place across Scotland for a national art and photography project and competition for World Hepatitis Day.

The artwork, produced by people affected by hepatitis C, explores and visualises issues of identity and stigma related to the condition. The exhibition was displayed at the Gallery of Modern Art on 28th July 2017, to mark World Hepatitis Day.

For more information on Hepatitis C, click here.

Video Credit: Hepatitis Scotland August 2017

Anti-HIV drug to be rolled out across Scotland from 10th July

From Monday 10th July, Scotland was the first of the UK nations to provide PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) on the NHS to prevent HIV.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) recently approved the use of PrEP to prevent HIV infection, a move widely welcomed by patient groups, sexual health executives and clinicians from Health Protection Scotland and NHS health boards.
PrEP is now available from every NHS board across the country, provided by specialist sexual health services or, in the Island Boards, through locally agreed arrangements.
PrEP is medication for people who are HIV negative to take before sex to reduce the chance of becoming infected with HIV. PrEP if taken consistently can significantly lower the risk of becoming infected with HIV (studies have shown up to a 92 percent reduction in risk). However, because the tablet offers less than 100 percent protection it is important to continue using condoms which can also protect against getting other sexually transmitted infections.
If you are HIV negative but have a high risk of being exposed, you should consider taking PrEP. This would include men who have sex with men or transgender women who have had anal sex without a condom or have been diagnosed with a rectal sexually transmitted infection in the past six months.
For more information on eligibility, what taking PrEP involves and how it works, please visit www.prep.scot.
To support Boards with local implementation and ensure that there is a consistent, coordinated approach, a PrEP National Co-ordination Group was established, chaired by Professor David Goldberg, Health Protection Scotland.
Professor Goldberg said: “We are very pleased that PrEP is now available on the NHS throughout Scotland. PrEP provides a vital opportunity to make a real reduction in the number of new HIV transmissions in Scotland, as well as a way to re-engage people at increased risk of HIV with testing and prevention services. Despite the range of well-established preventative interventions, the rate of HIV transmission has not declined in the past decade. By working together to ensure that PrEP is available through sexual health services, it is hoped that this will change.”​
For local information on PrEP and how to access it, please click here.

HPV Vaccination

For more information on HPV Vaccination for MSM  click here or go to our resources page


What can we help you with?

We work across Tayside (as part of NHS Tayside) working to provide the best high quality evidence based services, research and information to support people to have healthy, positive sexual health & wellbeing including all aspects of BBV prevention, testing, treatment and care. This website contains information on services, resources and links on all related topics to SHBBV:

Services

Details on the location and opening times of sexual health & blood borne virus services in Tayside.

Training

The courses offered the level of the course and who it may be relevant to, and information on how to book.

Professionals

A place where professionals can view and download copies of clinical guidelines on the topic of sexual health & blood borne virus.

Resources

Access information on the Health Promotion library, and the many leaflets, books, apps and activities which are available to support work around public health/health promotion.
 Resources   

Links

You can find links to other useful websites in the Links section
 Links   

LGBT Charter

If you would like to view our progress/journey with the LGBT Charter, you can do so, by clicking on the tab/button above.