HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) will be opening an office in Nottingham in January to provide services to people in the city who are living with or affected by HIV. The services are being funded by Nottingham City Primary Care Trust.
THT will be providing one to one advice and support groups as well as general information on HIV and sexually transmitted infections. It will also work on health promotion in the city to raise awareness of the risks of HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Rates of HIV in the area are increasing and around a third of people with HIV don’t know they have it.
Jackie Redding, Service Director at Terrence Higgins Trust said “We’re delighted that we’re going to be working in Nottingham next year. We’re looking forward to working with other organisations in the region to increase awareness of sexual health and support people who are living with HIV in the area.”
Deborah Hooton, Head of Sexual Health Commissioning at Nottingham City Primary Care Trust said “ THT will compliment the existing services and support available in Nottingham City due to their unique position,experience and understanding of working with people with HIV nationally. This will further strengthen our excellent local partnership working and our aim to reduce the onward transmission of HIV in the population ”
The new office is likely to open on January 2nd and will be based in the city centre so it’s easily accessible to local people. For further information on the new services please call THT Direct on 0845 12 21 200.