Sexual Health - Get support
Your GP can discuss your concerns about sexual health with you, and help you to choose the most appropriate treatment. They may offer to treat you via their surgery, or refer you to your local sexual health clinic.
If you'd prefer not to talk to your GP, you can go direct to one of Brighton & Hove's sexual health clinics. You can access support online, over the telephone or in person, either by making an appointment or visiting a drop-in clinic.
SHAC is the new integrated Contraception & Sexual Health service for people in Brighton & Hove. SHAC has dedicated clinics located in the east, central and west of the city offering specialist sexual health services and contraceptive advice. Sexual health services are confidential, open to everyone, and you don't need a referral.
SHAC services can provide:
- Full sexual health screening and treatment including advice and information about sexual health
- Specialist sexual health clinics: Under 25s, men who have sex with men, women and transgender clinics
- Testing and treatment for STIs
- HIV testing: including rapid tests that give results in about 30 minutes and counselling for people who are HIV-positive
- Methods of contraception to suit individual needs: including emergency contraception for when things go wrong
- Pregnancy tests
- Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is available and free for people who feel that they have been at high risk of exposure to HIV
- Hepatitis B vaccinations
- Advice about abortion
- Help for people who have been sexually assaulted.