7 October 2022

Sexual Health Week is next week (10 October to 16 October 2022) and this year’s theme is Breaking Barriers.

More than half of sexually active adults will get an Sexually Transmitted Infection at some point in their lifetime. In fact, in the UK, a young person is diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhoea every 4 minutes.

CNWL’s Sexual Health Services in London and Surrey offer face to face appointments and online services to make it as easy as possible for local residents to access the support they need quickly and easily.

Repeat prescriptions for contraception, PrEP and home testing for sexually transmitted infections can be ordered directly online through the dedicated website.

It’s all free and confidential and there are additional clinics in Haringey and Camden to support young people under the age of 25; alongside clinics for people with learning disabilities in Camden and Barnet.CNWL PrEP - MSM white male_Adam4Adam_600x936px 4.jpg

CNWL has recently simplified its process for those living in London who want to order PrEP for the first time– PrEP is a treatment available for free on the NHS that can reduce the risk of catching HIV by up to 99 percent when taken correctly. Read more about how to book a new starter appointment for PrEP here.

If you live in Surrey and would like to start PrEP or need a repeat prescription, call us for an appointment on 01483 675389, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

In Surrey under 25s can also access the C-card (condom distribution scheme). See the Healthy Surrey website for details.

We’re also offering Monkeypox vaccinations to sexually active gay and bisexual men who have sex with men and who also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis diagnosed in the last three months OR
  • More than 5 sexual partners in the last three months OR
  • Group sex in the last three months OR
  • Sex in a sex on premises venue (e.g. sex club, sauna) in the last 3 months OR
  • Advanced HIV (CD4 count below 200 or detectable viral load)

Click here for more information on the Monkeypox vaccine.

You can find out about all the sexual health services offered by CNWL here.

Brook have a theme and resources to support sexual health week 2022. They are running a webinar on 10 October and resource pack can be downloaded: Sexual Health Week 2022 - Breaking Barriers (brook.org.uk)