Community based sexual health promotion

Closed 31 Oct 2018

Opened 17 Sep 2018

Overview

Leicester City Council buys services to raise awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV in order to help prevent the spread of these infections and help people remain healthy.

Community based services currently:

  • provide safe sex advice and information within local community venues
  • raise awareness of risky sexual behaviour
  • provide HIV / STI testing within local communities
  • provide 1-2-1 support for men and women regarding their sexuality or stigma
  • promote sexual health via the most appropriate means in the way that is best for each different community (for example, outreach work, social media, etc).
  • provide community based POCT* tests using standards and training provided by the specialist sexual health services.

These services are available for all but targeted at specific communities.

* Point of care testing (POCT). Community organisations will be able to undertake HIV tests in a community venue and give people their results from these tests within half an hour. This would be done under guidance and advice from the doctors and nurses in the sexual health service. If positive a full test would be undertaken by a clinical service to confirm the test.

Why We Are Consulting

We are seeking views on proposed changes to the current service.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents
  • All households
  • Partner agencies

Interests

  • Public health
  • Adult social care