Sexual health advice and information available at partnership event

Monday, 21st November 2016

Free and confidential sexual health advice will be available to people of all ages at an event hosted by Tamworth Borough Council.

The event which is being run by the South Staffordshire Sexual Health Team, provided by Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent NHS Partnership id taking place on Thursday November 24. The event will be in collaboration with Tamworth Borough Council.

An information point and display stand will be available in the self-service area towards the back of reception in Marmion House in Lichfield Street from 12noon to 2pm.

Trained staff from the South Staffordshire Sexual Health Team will be on hand to offer a number of services, including:

  • Signposting to sexual health clinics
  • Information on HIV and sexually transmitted infections
  • Free C-Card registrations for under 25s, which gives the holder access to free condoms
  • Chlamydia testing kits for 15-24 year olds to take away
  • Information leaflets and freebies

The free drop-in information event is being run as part of the national HIV Testing Week, which aims to raise awareness of HIV and sexual health.

It is estimated that in South Staffordshire, around 280 people are living with HIV and a quarter of those people (60-70) are unaware that they have the virus.

Cllr Stephen Doyle, Cabinet member for Communities & Wellbeing, said: “Enabling residents of Tamworth to improve their health and quality of life is very important to us, so I am very pleased that Tamworth Borough Council is working in partnership with the South Staffordshire Sexual Health Team to provide this free and confidential sexual health advice.”