Urgent alert

Mersey Care’s sexual health services have transferred to Liverpool University Liverpool University Hospitals’ NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) from Monday 1 November 2021 as part of a new integrated care model delivered by Axess Sexual Health.

This will include:

  • All services previously delivered through Abacus clinics including emergency contraception, routine and long-acting contraception, sexual health screening, testing and treatments, Liverpool Chlamydia Screening Program, the sexual problems and psychosexual therapy service
  • All services previously delivered through the Armistead Centre including outreach to the LGBT+ community and to street-based sex workers
  • All services previously delivered through So to Speak including sexual health education to young people and professionals and Liverpool C-Card Program 

These services will all remain available via Axess. To access sexual health services in Liverpool, please visit the Axess website or call 0300 323 1300.

CMAGIC and the Trans Support Service will remain with Mersey Care.

loveisinfectious.pngChlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the UK and can lead to severe complications including infertility. Most men and women show NO symptoms and you may not even know if you had it.  Around 10% of sexually active young people who test for Chlamydia in Liverpool are infected with Chlamydia.

Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK.  It is found most frequently in young people under the age of 25, in men who have sex with men and people living in large cities.

  • We recommend that you get tested after every change in partner and every year in a relationship.
  • The only way you can be sure that you do not have genital Chlamydia and/or Gonorrhoea is to get tested. There are no painful or embarrassing tests. For men it is just a simple pee in a pot and for women an easy self-taken vaginal swab.
  • It's free. It's simple. It's confidential.  
  • Further sexual health information is available at sexualhealthliverpool.co.uk

We routinely offer HIV testing and therefore recommend you have a HIV test.

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