Public Health England (PHE) is investigating 2 cases of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in heterosexual females with similar resistance patterns to the antibiotics that are used as the first line treatment for gonorrhoea.
Practising safer sex through use of condoms with all new and casual sexual partners continues to be of vital importance, as does promoting and ensuring high quality and rapid access to HIV, syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia testing. Read more
Anyone who has symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection or is worried about their sexual health should visit their local sexual health clinic.
Terrence Higgins Trust has set up the fund to support HIV-negative people who need PrEP but are not able to access it on the NHS and can’t afford to buy it themselves. The Fund is open to people living in England and Northern Ireland who are on no income (except benefits).
Dr Mags Portman, after whom the fund is named, is a pioneer within the sexual health sector and is acknowledged as one of the key players in helping raise awareness of and support for PrEP in the UK. Read more
BSHAW SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
bSHaW sexual health clinics in Buckinghamshire offer both appointment and drop in services.
Click on the clinic names below to find out more about the services they offer and clinic opening times.
From September 2020 all secondary schools will be required to deliver RSE, and all primary schools will be required to deliver ‘relationships education’. The government have also committed to statutory health education, meaning the majority of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education will be compulsory from 2020.
The PSHE Association and Sex Education Forum have launched a joint roadmap to statutory relationships and sex education (RSE). This 10 step guide to support school leaders in preparing to provide high quality RSE as an identifiable part of PSHE education has been published jointly with the Sex Education Forum and supported by 5 education unions, read more ……
FREE HPV vaccine now available for all MSM aged 45 and under
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine’s now available in Bucks for men who have sex with men (MSM) up to and including 45 years of age.
The vaccine will help prevent HPV infection, which can cause genital warts and certain types of cancer.
It’s especially important for those who are living with HIV, and those who’ve more than one sexual partner.
The vaccine’s available from the Brookside clinic in Aylesbury and the SHAW clinic in Wycombe
Please attend one of the drop in clinics or phone 0300 303 2880 for an appointment
What happens when you visit a sexual health clinic
Your visit to a sexual health clinic to be straightforward. Checkout our page which gives you an insight into what you can expect when you make an appointment at a sexual health clinic here
The Mix, a digital health charity for under 25’s, have produced a series of videos showing visits to sexual health clinics in London. The experience is comparable at SHaW clinics
Terrence Higgins Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust have partnered up to deliver bSHaW (Buckinghamshire Sexual Health and Wellbeing). bSHaW offers a free, confidential service to meet the sexual health needs of all.