At SWISH we advise men who have sex with men (MSM) to have a routine sexual health check-up at least once a year. Some people find it difficult to access regular clinics. Therefore SWISH will be working with The Eddystone Trust to offer sexual health outreach services for men who have sex with men, and they will be able to provide information and advice about sexual health and safer sex including:

  • Hepatitis B vaccinations
  • HIV fast testing
  • Full sexual health screening

If you have any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with someone who has an infection, you should go to one of our regular clinics as we do not offer treatment in any of our outreach services. Regular clinics

Our SWISH clinics offer:

  • Sexual health check-ups
  • HIV testing
  • Hepatitis A and B vaccinations
  • Condoms and lube
  • Information and advice about sexual health and safer sex
  • How to access Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Information and advice about chem sex
  • Treatment for STIs and referral for HIV care

To make an appointment at one of our regular clinics Click Here

If you have multiple partners,  we suggest you come and have a check-up every three months. This is important because many men don’t have any symptoms when they have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or HIV, which increases the risk of harming their own health, and passing on the infection to their sexual partners. 

STI symptoms can include:

  • Discharge coming from your penis or rectum
  • Pain when peeing or peeing more often than normal
  • Lumps, bumps, sores or wounds on your genitals
  • A rash on your body feet and hands 

If you have any symptoms like these, please try to see us as soon as possible

As a man who has sex with men, we would encourage you to know:

  • How HIV and other STIs are transmitted
  • Your HIV status
  • That you are vaccinated against hepatitis B
  • How often and where to get tested for HIV and STIs
  • About PEP and when you need to take it
  • About chem sex should this be part of your sex life