Services

HIV/STI Screening and Treatment

Sexual Health Sheffield provides a range of free and confidential services including free testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV.

There are many different types of STIs and they can affect people differently. Some STIs have symptoms including discomfort and irritation or can make it painful going to the toilet or having sex. Other STIs may have long-term effects on your health, including your ability to have children (infertility) and some STIs have no symptoms at all.

If you are sexually active, a regular sexual health check-up is recommended – especially if you change partners.

 

Our Service

Services available in our STI Testing and Treatment Service include:

  • Express sexual health screening service for people who have no symptoms
  • Rapid sexual health screening for people who need a full sexual health screen
  • Complex sexual health screening service for people who have symptoms or who are at higher risk of sexual ill health
  • HIV testing and access to support services
  • Support to reduce sexual risk
  • Hepatitis vaccination for people in communities at greater risk of acquiring Hepatitis infection
  • Free condoms and lube for men and women of all ages (condoms help protect against both STIs and pregnancy)
  • Assessment of and access to Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) treatment for people who have recently been exposed to possible HIV infection (this treatment needs to start within 72 hours)
  • Support in contacting and informing partners of the need to access STI testing

More Information

Visit our Appointment Times page for information about where to access HIV/STI Screening services or tel: 0114 226 8888

Community Outreach Sexual Health Information & STI Screening

Sexual Health Sheffield’s Prevention, Promotion & Outreach Team provide sexual health information and STI screening sessions in a range of community settings including:

  • Cathedral Archer Project
    Mon: 9.00-10.30am – monthly
    Mon: 12.00-1.00pm – monthly
  • Boiler Room Sauna
    Tues: 11.00am-1.00pm – monthly
    Tues: 5.00-7.00pm – monthly
    Fri: 7.00-9.00pm – monthly
  • Pitstop+ sexual health service for men who have sex with men, Royal Hallamshire Hospital
    Thurs: 5.00-7.00pm – weekly
    For more information on the Pitstop+ service – see our page here

Moor Market

We provide a free and confidential walk-in service at the Moor Market (unit 73) for people of all ages, offering STI screening and sexual health information.

Please note. if you have symptoms of an infection or would need to speak to a nurse or doctor about your contraception options – you will need to book an appointment in clinic.

  • Monday: 12pm-3.00pm
  • Wednesday: 12.00pm-3.00pm
  • Friday: 12pm-3.00pm

 

National HIV Home Testing Scheme

SH:24 is offering a free HIV home testing scheme to anyone in England aged 16 and above until 5th January 2020. Self sampling kits can be ordered from their website and will be delivered in an unmarked package to any address in England. The test involves providing a small blood sample from a finger prick that you post in a free return envelope for screening. SH:24 will contact you with your results within 3 working days of receiving your sample. If you have a reactive result you will be offered support and an appointment at your nearest clinic for further confirmatory testing.