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:

On Tuesday, 25th September 2018 Ninewells Walk-In Sexual Health clinic will be closed until 12 noon.

The Dundee LINC Clinic held it’s last ever clinic on Thursday 23rd August 2018.  Abbey and Drumhar LINC clinics remain open.

However, Abbey LINC Clinic will be closed for the next three weeks until Monday 1st October.   As always Young People are welcome to attend any other walk in service.

All three sites (Drumhar, Abbey and Ninewells) will be closed on the following dates due to public holidays

Monday, 8th October 2018

Tuesday & Wednesday, 25th & 26th December 2018

 

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.

SH & BBV Training Calendar 2018/19

SH & BBV Training Programme 2018 – 2019

Our 2018/19 SH & BBV Full Training Programme is now available to take bookings.

Please take a look at the wide range of training available.  We are sure you will find something of interest.

 

BBV/Harm Reduction Awareness Sessions 2018

Our general BBV/Harm Reduction Awareness sessions will provide participants with an awareness of blood borne viruses, reduce stigma associated with BBV and provide knowledge of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support for people affected by hepatitis B, C and HIV.  The sessions also provide information on harm reduction measures including provision of injecting equipment, alternatives to injecting and overdose advice.  Click here for more information.

Anti-HIV drug rolled out across Scotland

From Monday 10th July, Scotland was the first of the UK nations to provide PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) on the NHS to prevent HIV.  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.
For local information on PrEP and how to access it, please click here.


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.