Pitstop+ Service for Gay & Bisexual Men

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Pitstop+ Service for Gay & Bisexual Men

PLEASE NOTE: 

Due to covid-19 the Sexual Health Service in Sheffield has had to dramatically change how it works.

We are not yet in a position to return to normal working practices as a large percentage of our staff have been deployed to work on the wards during this pandemic. Unfortunately we are unable to give a timeframe for when routine services will resume, and so until we do some information on the website relating to clinic services, times and accessibility  are not accurate.

There are currently no non-essential face-to-face appointments but please telephone us on 0114 226 8888 for sexual health information and advice.

If you are aged 16 or over and living in Sheffield – You can request a STI self-testing kit here

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 4.30-6.30pm (last STI Screening appointment at 6.00pm) and is located at:
Sexual Health Sheffield (formerly Department of Genito-Urinary Medicine),
Entrance 11a, B Road,
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2JF

To access services at Pitstop+, there is no need to make an appointment – just call in any Thursday evening where our team of staff will be there to help you. However, because Pitstop+ is a walk-in service your waiting time may vary and if it is a particularly busy evening you may not be seen on the night. If so you will be notified by reception and a member of staff will discuss your current need.

Services Available at Pitstop+

Pitstop+ offers blood tests for blood borne infections including HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B and C, along with routine screening for chlamydia and gonorrhoea and access to vaccinations (Hep A and B and HPV).

The service will also offers confidential one-to-one support, free condoms, lube and sexual health information by request.

Please note:

Men who are coming to access STI testing at Pitstop+ are advised not to pass urine for 1 hour prior to attending the service.

 

News:

Break The Chain

A new study by Terrence Higgins Trsut and 56 Dean Street has found 84% of us haven’t had sex outside our own household during lockdown. This means if you test now – you will get an accurate result, even if it’s a newly acquired infection.

With around 7500 people unaware that they are living with HIV around the UK, testing for HIV puts you in control of your sexual health. Whatever the result – support is available.

Click here to order a free HIV test you can do at home

 

HPV vaccination programme

We are now offering the  HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)  vaccination free of charge to men who have sex with men aged 45 or younger. This vaccination can protect against some cancers caused by HPV, as well as genital warts.

If you would be interested in this vaccination, please ask for further information at your next appointment with us

 

PrEP

For information and updates on PrEP please visit iwantprepnow.co.uk  

Contact for Further Information

If you want further information about Pitstop+ or other services for gay or bisexual men, contact Matt Harrison (Sexual Health Promotion Adviser) e-mail: matt.harrison1@nhs.net or tel: 0114 226 1404