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Sexual Health

You can find all of the help and advice you need on your sexual health at Solihull's Just4You website

Support for Adults with HIV

If you are living with, or are affected by HIV/AIDS, you can get help, including counselling, welfare benefits advice, and put in touch with support groups from The Terrence Higgins Trust Midlands. The charity works with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust to support people living with HIV and those affected by HIV in Solihull. The website can be found at www.tht.org.uk and THT can be contacted on the freephone number 0808 802 1221.

Receiving a positive diagnosis for HIV can be devastating but you will receive all the help and support you need to:

  • Manage your health - physical, emotional and mental health
  • Manage your relationships and sexual health
  • Manage disclosure
  • Make decisions about having children
  • Avoid passing on the infection to others

There are currently around 86,500 people in the UK living with HIV, and around 26% don't know they are infected. The earlier a person is diagnosed the better chance they have to access care and make informed decisions about when to start treatment. Many people living with HIV stay well for many years before starting treatment. However a late diagnosis may mean that there are less treatment options available.

Rapid testing for HIV is free and available at:

Terrence Higgins Trust, 29-30 Lower Essex Street, Birmingham B5 6SN. 4.00 - 7.00pm.
Telephone: 0121 694 6440

Hawthorn House, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS. Clinics every week day and late sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Telephone: 0121 424 3300

Anyone living or working in Solihull can contact Sue Price, a health promotion worker, to arrange an appointment for a rapid test.

Contact details are:
Email: sue.price@tht.org.uk
Telephone: 0121 694 6440
Mobile: 07876 50 76 48

Other Support Groups and Helplines

AB+ support group for people living with HIV can be contact on 0121 622 6471 and located at 29 – 30 Lower Essex Street, Birmingham.

The Out-Minds Co-ordinator can be contacted on 07895 318 022, providing support to gay men with mental health or sexual health difficulties.

The National Sexual Health Helpline 0800 567123, operates 24 hours a day, everyday, and provides information and advice about sexual health and HIV/AIDS.