Brighton and Hove

61 Ship Street
Brighton
BN1 1AE
United Kingdom

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Owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and lockdown, our Brighton and Hove office is closed to the public and we're unable to offer our full range of services.

During this time we're able to offer support and advice over the phone using the numbers below. You can also order a free HIV self test kit and free condoms from us.

Here are some useful contacts:

  • Counselling: 07436 108 055
  • HIV support and advice: 07833 555 847
  • HIV and STI testing information and advice: 07741 322 487
  • HIV welfare rights and benefits advice: 07380 651 386 (open Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm)
  • West Sussex health trainer service: 07917 815 875
  • Work Positive: 07769 239 295
  • BME project: 07384 604 573
  • Female sex worker outreach project: 07552 739 821
  • Managerial and general service enquiries: 07826 867 250

For general advice, contact THT Direct on 0808 802 1221 or [email protected].

Please note that we're unable to answer our usual office number.

Order a free HIV self test kit

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We offer free HIV self test kits to people within Brighton and Hove from groups most affected by HIV.

We normally charge £15 for the tests. Providing you live in the qualifying area, you won't be asked for payment at checkout.

If you aren't eligible for a test from this service, you can search for other free online HIV testing options.

Virtual HIV testing clinic

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If you're from Brighton and Hove and would like confidential support from one of our clinical staff in carrying out your HIV self test, have any questions or need professional advice around your sexual health, you can now access our virtual clinic via video call.

This process simulates our face-to-face clinic.

Contact [email protected] to make an appointment.

Order free condoms by post

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You can order free condoms if you live within selected postcodes in the Brighton and Hove area.

To be eligible for this service, you must be 18 or over.

HIV testing

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Our HIV testing is temporarily suspended due to lockdown.

We offer rapid finger-prick tests for HIV, with results available in 20 minutes.

These tests are available via booked appoinment only for anyone from the LGBTQ+, Black African and BME communities, and sex workers. Please telephone 01273 764200 or 07741 322 487 to make an appointment.

Appointments are available during our opening times and are available up to two weeks in advance or same day subject to availability. The office has been assessed as COVID-19 secure and you'll be asked to adhere to our infection control measures; these include wearing a mask or face covering at all times. A member of the team will talk to you about this when you book your appointment.

We also offer HIV tests at various locations in the community.

STI testing

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Our STI testing is temporarily suspended due to lockdown.

We can test for the following sexually transmitted infections (STIs):

These tests are available via booked appoinment only for anyone from the LGBTQ+, Black African and BME communities, and sex workers. Please telephone 01273 764200 or 07741 322 487 to make an appointment.

Appointments are available during our opening times and are available up to two weeks in advance or same day subject to availability. The office has been assessed as COVID-19 secure and you'll be asked to adhere to our infection control measures; these include wearing a mask or face covering at all times. A member of the team will talk to you about this when you book your appointment.

We also test on an outreach basis in the community.

Sexual health information and advice

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We supply a range of sexual health information and advice, including:

  • safer sex
  • STIs
  • sexuality 
  • sex workers support 
  • hate crimes 
  • chemsex
  • drug and alcohol use
  • PEP and PrEP.

Support

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For people living with HIV, we offer:

Training

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We run HIV awareness training sessions for voluntary sector professionals and volunteers, health and social workers, and members of the public.

We also offer work with male and female sex workers, and provide training around chemsex.

Please contact us for more information. All training is free of charge.

Services available to people in West Sussex

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  • health trainers (part of the community HIV team)
  • peer support groups and events (Wellbeing Days, day trips, social events)
  • benefits workshops (in Brighton).

We also offer benefits advice over the telephone between 1.30pm and 2.30pm, Tuesday to Thursday. Please call our main Brighton number for this service.

Further information

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We supply free condoms and lube on a walk-in basis.

If English is not your first language we can usually still offer you support via an interpretation service.