HIV / AIDS - advice and support for young people
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is on the rise in Scotland. Every year, more people than ever before are being diagnosed with HIV.
With good medical care and treatment, most people living with HIV are healthier and can expect a
relatively normal life span. If you think you have been at risk, get tested for HIV - see the links below.
Although there is no cure for HIV you can protect yourself and your partner by practising safer sex
and having regular sexual health checks. Always use a condom during sex to prevent your partner
becoming infected with HIV, hepatitis and other sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia,
syphilis, gonorrhea and herpes.
Support and advice
HIV Scotland is the national HIV policy charity for Scotland. Find information about the services closest to you
For all the information about your local sexual health and HIV services, please visit Central Sexual Health or telephone:
- Clinic Information Line: 01786 433697
- Sexual Health Advice Line: 01324 613944
Stirling Council provides care and support for people with HIV and AIDS to help meet their social needs. Please call us on 0845 277 7000 for further information.