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HIV Testing Week and Sexual Health support

The Gateshead Sexual Health Website is your local place in Gateshead for sexual health advice and support. If you would like any more infroamtion or concerned about your sexual health please visit their website here

National HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week kicks off on Saturday 17 November!

But you don’t have to wait until then to test for HIV for free and in confidence. HIV Testing has never been quicker or easier. Click here to find out if you’re due a test and where to test locally on the  It Starts with Me website

Around 13% of the estimated 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK remain undiagnosed.

Free self-sampling HIV test  kits are available in many areas of the country — enter your details here to check your eligibility

Public Health Englands Project againist STIs Campaign

If you're 16-24, you're more at risk of getting an STI

  • You don't need to have sex with lots of people to get an STI
  • Many STIs are symptomless and, if left untreated, can cause long-term health problems
  • STIs like gonorrhoea are becoming harder to treat or may not be treatable at all
  • 59% of people who got chlamydia or gonorrhoea in 2016 were aged 16-24

Click here for more information about the campaign

Important and related information

Sewise: How to use a Condom

It Starts with Me: Condom Quiz

Sexual Health Awareness Week 2018


This year's Sexual Health Week was all about consent, a topic that underpins all our work on relationships, sexual health and wellbeing.

Consent: Yes, yes, yes! is about how consent is about far more than saying ‘No’ to unwanted activity. It’s about listening, negotiating, and enthusiastically agreeing.

What is consent?

Consent means agreeing to do something. Sexual consent means actively agreeing to take part in a sexual activity. This might be touching, kissing, oral sex (going down, giving head), vaginal sex or anal sex. Getting and giving consent before taking part in any sexual activity with a partner means you can both be sure that the sexual activity is wanted and agreed to. Doing something sexual to another person without their consent is sexual assault or rape. 

Check our attachements for the FPAs, The Sexual Health Charitiy, new leaflet

FPA Important pages and information

CONSENT IN THE MEDIAWe take a look at consent on the big screen and introduce the FPA Consent Test

CONSENT AND THE LAW: We take a look at the law around consent in the UK

CONSENT AND ALCOHOL: How drunk is too drunk to consent?

RECOGNISING CONSENT: It might be simpler than you think to give and receive consent

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS: Open and honest discussion around consent helps your children to identify positive behaviours around sex.

Gateshead Sexual Health Service Quick links

Gateshead Sexual Health Service can offer you a range of services. Please click on the images below for more information.


Pregnancy Options Advisor/Specialist Nurse


Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening/Testing

​Psychosexual Counselling

Dual Screening Scheme (also known as Chlamydia Screening Programme)

Free Condom Scheme 

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