Support with your sexual health
How to get information, advice and support with your sexual health, or the health of someone you know.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, sexual health & HIV services have closed most walk-in clinics and are operating a telephone triage system to prioritise urgent problems. Please call the service and a member of staff will discuss your needs on the phone.
Where to get help
Anyone can get free confidential advice from the Brighton and Hove sexual health and contraception service (SHAC).
SHAC have three locations across the city, and their services include:
- specialist walk in and booked clinics
- testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s)
- home testing kits for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV
- pregnancy advice and tests
- contraception advice
- emergency contraception
- advice about abortion
- support for people who have experienced sexual assault
- vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B
You can get contraception from your GP or family doctor. This includes the pill, implants, coil, and injections.
If you’re under 25 years old, you can get free emergency contraception, from a community pharmacy. They also offer chlamydia testing and treatment to people under 25 years old and their partners.
Support with HIV
Terrence Higgins Trust can give you support, advice and information about sexual health and HIV. They offer local HIV and STI testing, counselling, advice on PrEP / PEP and information if you’ve just found out you’re HIV positive. Phone them on 01273 764 200.
There are many other way you can get an HIV test in the city. Use the NHS.UK search for local HIV testing services.
Find other ways to get an HIV test in Brighton & Hove.