Sexual Health Advice & Guidance
Your sexual health needs and wellbeing are important. Looking after your sexual health can have a positive impact on your mental and overall physical health and because people under 25 are one of the groups at increased risk of being infected with an STI, we return each year with our S.H.A.G. campaign.
What is SHAG week? SHAG stands for Sexual Health, Awareness and Guidance. It’s useful bits of information intended to help you keep sexually healthy. That can be anything from contraception, to pregnancy information. The annual SHAG week campaigns around a specific part of sexual health. This year’s theme was about tackling the stigma surrounding HIV+. The first step in this was launching the HIV+ Fast Track testing clinic on Wednesday 20th November in the hopes that this will begin the process of normalizing the test.
The test, although carried out on NUSU premises is confidential between you, MESMAC & SHINE. They also offer further support depending on the test result and can help you access other services if required.
The clinic is now monthly during term time. To find out how the test works and how to book an appointment click here. You can also call MESMAC/Shine on 0191 233 1333 for alternative appointment times and locations. You can visit their websites here: MESMAC & Shine.