Tag Archives: HIV

Age is no protection!

Latest figures reveal Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV in Somerset are on the increase – and Somerset County Council is reminding everyone this World Aids Day (1 December) that ‘age is no protection’. Somerset has seen an increase year on year in the number of people being diagnosed with HIV. The County does not […]

HIV & Sexual Health: Have your say

Somerset County Council’s Public Health team is looking for views on the future shape of its targeted HIV and sexual health services. The current contract expires at the end of the March 2019 and the team is taking the opportunity to review how its HIV and sexual health prevention and HIV support services are provided […]

HIV testing available

Somerset County Council’s Public Health team is supporting National HIV Testing Week this week, raising awareness of HIV testing and highlighting where and how to test. Run by HIV Prevention England, this week encourages people to take a simple and quick finger prick test. Anyone can be affected by HIV. The campaign encourages those disproportionately […]

SWISH – new Somerset-wide Integrated Sexual Health services go live!

‘SWISH’ a new service aimed at improving sexual and reproductive health in Somerset has launched this month The Somerset-wide Integrated Sexual Health Service (SWISH) is commissioned by Somerset County Council who are responsible for ensuring open access contraceptive and sexual health services, the promotion of good sexual health and HIV prevention services for their local […]