Gay and bisexual men are disproportionately affected by poor sexual health and rates of infection for most STIs remain unacceptably high.
With many of the most common STIs not displaying clear symptoms, having a regular sexual health check-up is the best way to know your status and to reduce the number of any new infections.
It is now recommended that men who regularly have sex with men, particularly those having anal sex, have a regular sexual health check every three months, including an HIV test.
Checkpoint is a testing service in Edinburgh which is available for anyone at risk of HIV or Syphilis.
Delivered in partnership with Crew, Checkpoint offers weekly clinics running on Thursday evenings, alternating between Crew and 1 Mansfield Place (Edinburgh, EH3 6NB), from 5-7pm.
CheckPoint is free, confidential and anonymous, and offers:
NHS Lothian's ROAM Outreach team hold regular community sexual health testing for gay and bisexual men, and all men who have sex with men. Tests are available by appointment only. Call 07774628227 to book.
M-test offers access to free, confidential and anonymous testing for:
Clinics are available at:
For more information, visit the ROAM Team website.
SX can provide support for men to access testing, by working closely with Central Sexual Health.
Clinics are located at:
Stirling Health & Care Village, Area 1, Livilands Gate, Stirling. FK8 2AU
Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre Hallpark Road, Sauchie. FK10 3JQ
To access the sexual health services enter the building from the Parkhead Road entrance and report to the main reception.
Falkirk Community Hospital, Suite D Major’s Loan, Falkirk. FK1 5QE