Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men need reassuring that they are entitled to equality, care and confidentiality

Some practice environments may be more conducive to disclosure

For additional information about the specific health needs of MSM and how to signpost to relevant services and sources of support see our fact files:

Many MSM will at some point in their lives experience Hate Crime or Hate Incidents. For additional information

For additional guidance to assist in encouraging MSM to disclose

For additional information on equalities training there is an online educational course on LGB Issues in Primary Care on the RCGP website.  The estimated time to complete is one hour and each module carries CPD points.

Lanarkshire sexual health provides a confidential service offering testing for sexually transmitted infections; prophylaxis for HIV and Hepatitis B following high risk exposure; Hepatitis B immunisation; condoms, dams and lube.

A phoneline is available for information, advice and appointments on 0300 303 0251 Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm.  This link will take you to the Lanarkshire Sexual Health website where you will find details of local clinics and other useful information.

Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland work in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire. The THT Health Promotion Specialist for the area is Dave Bingham:

For additional materials displaying our logo and web address please contact the Blood Borne Virus and Sexual Health Promotion Team on 01698377619