Young Men Targeted with Safe Sex Message

NHS Lothian is harnessing the internet to connect with young men in the fight
against sexually-transmitted infections.

A new video has been uploaded to the NHS Lothian website to encourage young men, aged between 16 and 19, to use postal testing kits to check whether or not they may have chlamydia, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections.

The video includes a demonstration of how to use the postal kits, which are a proven way of taking the potential embarrassment out of seeking help or advice on sexual health.

The postal testing kits, pioneered in Lothian, are now being made available in four other health board areas after proving popular with young people.They can be picked up from non-health or medical locations where young people go – such as drop in centres for young people.

Contact: Stephen Fraser
Phone: 0131 536 9279