SX Forth Valley

SX provides support to all men who have sex with men, including trans men, in the NHS Forth Valley area.

Services
  • Outreach to gay and bisexual men providing information to gay and bisexual men on sexual health and testing. You will see us in and around cruising areas in Forth Valley providing condoms and lube.
  • Information and advice on mobile apps.
  • You can speak to SX about sexual health testing in Forth Valley. SX also provides opportunities to test by appointment for HIV, Hepatitis B and C.
  • SX provides the opportunity for men to engage in thematic workshops throughout the year. These can range from sexual health and wellbeing, to using apps, to alcohol and drugs.
  • Access to condoms and lubricant.
  • One to One support. SX provides one to one support to men where they can speak with a health improvement worker confidentially on the issues they are facing. This can range from sexual health and wellbeing, meeting other men to advice around the sex you are having.
  • Health Promotion and Training. SX provides support to other organisations working with men who have sex with men, which includes training opportunities for support services that may wish to find out more about the health inequalities faced by this population.
  • Supporting men living with HIV. SX provides support to men living with HIV in the following ways:
    • Access to a dedicated counselling service;
    • Support around physical health and wellbeing;
    • Dealing with new diagnoses;
    • Disclosing your status;
    • Meeting other People;
    • Support for those affected by HIV including family and friends.
  • ChemSex Support. SX provides support to men worried about their drug use in relation to the sex they have.
Sexual Health Testing

We run regular testing clinics available to anyone at risk of HIV and Syphilis. The clinics take place at community venues in Forth Valley, and offer:

  • Rapid HIV and Syphilis testing
  • Advice and support with all things sexual health

The service is completely free and confidential. Drop-ins are welcome, but booking is recommended. Book by completing the online form, or by contacting info@s-x.scot.

Volunteering

Central to the work of SX is our volunteering opportunities. In Forth Valley we are keen that gay, bisexual, and all men who have sex with men become involved to help create a service that works for them. If you are interested in volunteering visit our Volunteering page for more information.

If you want to find out more about our work in Forth Valley, get in touch with the team on info@s-x.scot.

Looking for support? Can't find the answers you need online? Fill out our self-referral form, and one of the team will get back to you.