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Sexual Health services in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

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What is Hep C?

Hepatitis C is a blood borne virus which can cause serious damage to your liver. If left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening harm. The virus is spread through exposure to infected blood and the symptoms can go unnoticed for many years.

How do I get Hep C?

The main way that you can get Hepatitis C is by coming into contact with the blood of someone who has the infection. These may include the following:

  • Have you had unprotected sex?
  • Have you used a needle or drug vial that is not sterilised properly?
  • Have you shared any drug use equipment?
  • Are you a man who has sex with men
  • Have you had a blood transfusion before 1992?
  • Have you had medical or dental treatment abroad?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are at risk of Hepatitis C. Find out what you can do about it below:

How do I get tested for Hepatitis C?

We offer tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which you can order online and take at home. Online tests are available for people aged 16 and over in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin/ Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The kits test for Hep C, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV. Kits come with instructions on how to take your test, as well as information on how you will get your results.

Where to order online tests:Β 

If you live in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire or Telford & Wrekin

Order a free STI testing kit via SH:24

SH:24.org.uk

If you live in Shropshire

order a free STI testing kit via SHUK

SHUK

Or you can call our clinics to book an appointment

Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire – 0300 7900 165

South Staffordshire – 0300 124 5022

Shropshire – 0300 404 2996

Telford & Wrekin – 0300 123 0994

For more information on diagnosis, treatment, prevention and lots more

Please visit the Hep C U Later website

Hep C U Later