Our Pitstop+ service is a free and confidential weekly sexual health walk-in service for gay and bisexual men who live or socialise in Sheffield. No appointment is necessary and the service is open to any man who identifies as MSM ( a man who has sex with other men).
Pitstop+ is open every Thursday evening from 5-7pm (last STI Screening appointment at 6.30pm)and is located at:
Sexual Health Sheffield (formerly Department of Genito-Urinary Medicine),
Entrance 11a, B Road,
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
To access services at Pitstop+, there is no need to make an appointment – just call in any Thursday evening where our team of staff and volunteers will be there to help you.
Pitstop+ offers blood tests for blood borne infections including HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B, along with routine screening for chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
The service will also offers confidential one-to-one support, free condoms, lube and sexual health information by request.
Men who are coming to access STI testing at Pitstop+ are advised not to pass urine for 1 hour prior to attending the service.
If you have any symptoms or require treatment for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) please telephone on 0114 226 8888 to book an appointment
HPV vaccination programme
The government has confirmed that it is introducing a nationwide HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination programme for men who have sex with men (aged 45 or younger) to protect them from some cancers caused by HPV, as well as genital warts.
Given the phased approach to the rollout, we are asking patients not to contact the clinic to request the vaccine but rather, when the vaccine becomes available, patients will be offered it as part of their routine sexual health check-up.
We will post further information about this vaccination programme as it becomes available in Sheffield.
National HIV Home Testing Scheme
Terrence Higgins Trust have launched a free national HIV home testing scheme. Self testing kits can be ordered from their website and will be delivered free of charge in an unmarked package to any UK address. The test involves taking a small blood sample from a finger prick and you will be able to read the result yourself within 15 minutes.
If you want further information about Pitstop+ or other services for gay or bisexual men, contact Matt Harrison (Sexual Health Promotion Adviser) e-mail: email@example.com or tel: 0114 226 1404