Sexual Health and HIV

The Health Promotion Service sexual health programme follows a whole population approach to addressing sexual health and HIV issues in Lothian directed by the Scottish Governments Sexual Health & BBV Framework (2011-2015).

The Lothian vision for sexual health and HIV is:

1. There is reduced harm from sexual ill health and HIV

 2. People with HIV live long and healthy lives

 3. There are fewer unintended pregnancies

 4. People make confident and competent decisions about sex

The sexual health team consists of two Senior Health Promotion Specialists who work on a pan Lothian basis. The team’s remit is to contribute to the development and implementation of the sexual health & HIV strategy, training and resources for practitioners across the four local authorities within the NHS Lothian with a particular focus on addressing health inequalities.

The team can work with partners to contribute to learning around curriculum for excellence, improve access to services, design and deliver training programmes, develop policies and action plans, pilot new approaches that address inequalities in sexual health, and provide consultation and design to produce sexual health and HIV resources and materials.

Last Reviewed: 18/05/2015