Are you under 25?

Are you under 25?

No symptoms doesn’t mean no STI... in 80% of cases there are NO symptoms.

  • Even if you’re positive, chlamydia & gonorrhoea are easily treated with antibiotics.
  • Early diagnosis & treatment lowers the risk of developing painful complications including infertility.
  • Brighton & Hove has one of the highest rates of STI’s in the country – don’t be a statistic.

This campaign focusses on Brighton & Hove and aims to help address the high rates of bacterial STI infections among particular groups who share the burden of the highest prevalence of STI rates within the city: MSM, BAME and Young People

The campaign addresses some common misconceptions regarding STI transmission risks, raising awareness of the importance and value to test regularly:

  • Bacterial STIs can be passed on through various types of sexual contact, including oral sex
  • People infected with STIs do not always display symptoms
  • To encourage people to test regularly
  • To encourage people who have tested positive for infection and who have been treated to re-test to ensure treatment has been effective
  • To tackle increasing rates of repeat infections
  • To tackle a growing sense of ambivalence towards acquiring an STI

Terrence Higgins Trust will be hosting this campaign, follow their Facebook page to see what they’re up to

If you’re not already then make sure you follow SHAC on Twitter to stay up to date with clinic opening times plus lots of useful information about sexual health and contraception!

The campaign also highlights the ease, speed, and confidentiality with which testing can be achieved.  People are able to take their own samples (urine, oral, rectal, vaginal) without the requirement to be seen by a health professional or an examination. Self-sampling kits can also be ordered to be sent out by post.

I want more information on:

Emergency contraception

Contraception / Prevention

C-Card Scheme for Free Condoms

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Syphilis

More about STI’s

Pregnancy Testing and Advice

HIV Support

PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis)

HIV Testing

PEP (post-exposure-prophylaxis)

Living with HIV

Sex and You

LGBT

“I’m here about my trouser snake….”

Whatever you call it, watch our latest video ‘NO WORRIES: A guide to sexual health testing!

“I’m here about my vadge….”

Getting a sexual health check doesn’t have to be scary or embarrassing. Staff are there to help and getting tested is quick and easy!

Other locations across the city offering sexual health services:

Young People’s Centre – 69 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AE (13-25 years)
Tel:
01273 887886     Drop-in: Mondays 4-7pm & Thursdays 4-7pm

67 Centre, Hodshrove Lane, Brighton BN2 4RW (12 -17 years)
Tel: 07772269761    Drop-in: Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30pm

Terrence Higgins Trust – 61 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AE
Tel:
01273 764200    Drop-in for gay & bisexual men Mondays: 10am-8pm, Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm

G.P Practice drop-ins: 

***You do not need to be a registered patient in order to access these sexual health drop-ins***

  • St Peter’s Medical Centre, 30-36 Oxford St. Brighton, BN1 4LA

Mondays 3pm-5.00pm    Tel: 01273 606006

  • Mile Oak Medical Centre, Chalky Road, Portslade, BN41 2WR

Mondays 3.30-5.30pm    Tel: 01273 426200

  • Park Crescent Health Centre, 1a Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3JJ

Tuesdays 3pm-5.30pm   Tel: 01273 523623

  • The Avenue Surgery, 1 The Avenue, Moulsecoomb, BN2 4GF

Tuesdays 3.30-5.30pm         Tel: 01273 604220

  • Portslade Health Centre, Church Road, Portslade, BN21 1LX

Wednesdays 3.30pm-5.30pm    Tel: 01273 431031