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#KnowYourRisk - Testing Week Scotland: 11-17 September 2017

With efforts to reduce the number of new HIV, hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections focused on getting at-risk groups tested, a new campaign is asking people to #KnowYourRisk

Testing Week Scotland, which runs from 11-17 September 2017, is raising awareness of the different ways that the infections can be passed on so that people can judge whether they have been at risk. It aims to send the message that once you #KnowYourRisk, you can do something about it.

The campaign highlights the range of testing options now available - from sexual health clinics and GPs to community services and HIV home test kits – and provides information to help people find the test that’s right for them.

It is also reminding people of the effective treatments that are now available should they test positive for an infection. Today in Scotland, a person living with HIV can live a long, healthy life, hepatitis C can be cured, and effective treatments are also available for a whole range of STIs.

By encouraging people to #KnowYourRisk and take action, the campaign is also highlighting the role that testing can play in preventing new infections. An estimated 13% of people living with HIV and 40% with hepatitis C remain undiagnosed. Reducing the number of people who are undiagnosed will not only lead to better health outcomes for those concerned, but will also contribute to reducing new infections.

To find out more about the campaign, visit www.KnowYourRisk.scot You can also add your support by adding the Testing Week Scotland Twibbon to your social media profiles and by sharing #KnowYourRisk and #TestWeekScot tweets.

 

Sexual Health Fife

You can follow your local Sexual Health Fife services online (including Facebook and Twitter).

Sexual Health Fife offers both drop-in clinics and booked appointments to provide access to a full range of fully confidential sexual health and Blood-Borne Virus (BBV) services.

When you arrive at any of our clinics, you will be asked to complete a registration form, after which you will be seen by a member of staff.

 

Making an appointment

To make an appointment at Sexual Health Fife, please call 01592 64 79 79

Lines are open Mondays to Fridays 8:30am – 1:30pm

 

Speaking to children and young people

Do you need help or advice on speaking to your children and young people about relationships and sexual health?

NHS Fife has developed a web page with lots of helpful tips and advice: www.nhsfife.org/smalltalk

 

More information about Sexual Health

Sexual Health is not only the absence of disease, it involves feeling good about yourself and your sexuality. For more information on Sexual Health and Wellbeing visit:

www.sexualhealthscotland.co.uk

www.nhsinform.co.uk/health-library/subjects/sexual-health

 

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