posted by: Jonathan Shaw
DID YOU KNOW?
Testing for HIV is still possible despite COVID-19 restrictions.
You can test at home using HIV postal and self-test kits. These are safe, confidential, and convenient. The safest option for everyone is to test from home. HIV Testing has never been quicker or easier. Order your postal test kit here: https://tinyurl.com/y6hlrtu2
Alternatively, you can call Devon Sexual Health on 0300 303 3989 to speak to a friendly member of staff who will arrange a test on your behalf. We’ll also provide condoms, advice on sexual health, and PEP/PrEP. Your call during National HIV testing week will be prioritised, which means you will get a call back as soon as possible!
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How to access our service:
We have now implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. This system will be in place for the duration of the pandemic. Please contact our services to access this triage system. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus please do not attend the clinic. Clear advice for people with symptoms of coronavirus is available at nhs.uk/coronavirus .
Advice from our service:
We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception during this pandemic here.
If you need the combined contraceptive pill please try (if you can) to get updated measurements of your height, weight and blood pressure before calling us.
We are currently prioritising these groups for coil and implant (LARC) fits:
More details on LARC fittings at our service are found here
Self-requested Sexual Health screening by post is available for for under 25s only - more info here
For others with testing requirements please contact the service on 0300 303 3989.
Information is now also available to advise on sexual contact during a time of social distancing here.
Please be aware that we may have to cancel, rearrange or shut clinical services in response to changing clinical and staffing pressures created by the Coronavirus pandemic.
If you are struggling to access sexual health services, alternatives may be available: