A sexual health charity is to set up a new clinic in Aberdeen offering free and confidential advice.
The Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland (THT) will offer testing for HIV, gonorrhoea and syphilis, and fast track treatment for those who test positive.
Advice, information and counselling will also be available both before and after any tests.
The new centre will test for HIV using a finger-prick blood test, with instant analysis of samples, and provide results within an hour.
The THT will also offer testing for range of other sexual diseases including gonorrhoea, with antibiotics provided for those who positive. The clinic will provide blood testing for syphilis and hepatitis b. General advice on sexual health, including providing condoms will be available for those using the clinic.
Jason Warriner, Clinical Director for THT said: "Where good sexual health is concerned, going for regular check-ups is just as important as using condoms. Our service is a one-stop shop for sexual health, and I hope this will encourage many more people to come forward for testing."
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