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HIV testing, treatment and support in Fife

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We want to hear your views on the treatment and support you get from us and our partners in Waverley Care. We would also like to hear about the things that affect your health (both good and bad) and what your priorities are for the future. There is also space to tell us anything else you want us to know.

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COVID-19 Update

If you are concerned about a risk of Blood Borne Viruses (Hepatitis B or C or HIV) we are able to offer a telephone consultation to support you.

Phone us on 01592 64 79 79 Monday to Friday between 8.30 and 4pm and a nurse will call you back to discuss.

Our routine Blood Borne Virus clinics have been cancelled but our nurses will be contacting you to check on your wellbeing and if you require additional support.

 

If you are on treatment for a Blood Borne Virus, a nurse has probably already called you to check on your wellbeing and to arrange continuation of your treatment.

If you have not been contacted and your treatment is running out phone 01592 64 79 79

 

If you are NOT on treatment but usually attend for monitoring you will be contacted by a nurse to check on your wellbeing and appointments will be rescheduled once we are able to see you.

HIV testing during COVID-19

Are you eligible for a free HIV self-test kit?

 

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Free tests from Terrence Higgins Trust

Free HIV self-test kits are available from Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland.

This service is for people who are at the greatest risk of contracting HIV. This service is available in Fife.

Please visit Terrence Higgins Trust for more information.

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Free tests from HIV Self-Test Scotland

Free HIV self-test kits are also available from HIV Self-Test Scotland (if you are able to pay £15 for your test, then you will be helping more people to access this service).

HIV Self-Test Scotland is a partnership between HIV Scotland and Waverley Care and is supported by NHS Fife. This service is available to everyone in Scotland.

Visit HIV Self-Test Scotland to order your free HIV test.

How do self-test kits work?

PEP during COVID-19

Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a treatment that can prevent a person that has been exposed to HIV (e.g. through sex with a person with untreated HIV) from becoming infected with HIV. PEP should be started as soon as possible and must be started within 72 hours of the exposure.

If you think you may need PEP we can offer you a telephone consultation Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4pm on 01592 64 79 79. When you call please tell the receptionist this is for PEP as we will prioritise your call.

As PEP needs to be started quickly if you need PEP and our advice line is not open then you should contact your nearest Accident and Emergency department who will make an arrangement to see you.

PrEP during COVID-19

If you want to know more about starting PreP, please phone us on 01592 64 79 79

If you require an appointment or advice on how to pause your PrEP please call the Sexual Health Fife Health Advisers on 01592 72 92 68.

See HIV Scotland website for info on COVID 19 and PrEP

Download Leaflets

Pocket PrEP guide

An A7-sized leaflet on PrEP in the UK. 

This is an introduction to how PrEP works and buying PrEP in the UK, including online. (June 2019).

Also available from i-base


PrEP for women

 

An A7-sized leaflet on PrEP for women including trans women, and use for sex-related work. (June 2019)

 

Also available from i-base

 


PrEP in Scotland

 

This PrEP in Scotland leaflet was  produced by the PrEP coordination group in Scotland.

 

Also available from i-base

 


PrEP in the UK

More detailed information covering all aspects of PrEP.

The 24-page A4 guide is available to download and to read online

 

Also available from i-base

 

Looking for support?

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We provide support for people living with HIV

See our Support for patients page

 

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