Forth Valley

All of our services are available on self-referral and are confidential. We will never share your information without your consent. Choose from the options below to find out more about the services we offer.

HIV and syphilis testing

HIV and syphilis testing

Our rapid HIV and syphilis testing is quick, free and confidential.

Support for gay and bisexual men

Support for gay and bisexual men

Our service for gay, bisexual and all men who have sex with men offers advice and support around sexual health, whether you are living with HIV or not.

Rapid testing

Rapid testing is a quick and easy way to test for HIV and syphilis. It is confidential and completely free of charge.

We can offer testing to anyone aged 18+ in communities across the NHS Forth Valley area, which covers Falkirk, Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire.

We’ve teamed up with local venues across the region so we can offer testing appointments closer to you. We currently have venues in the communities below, with more to be announced soon, and aim to arrange an appointment as quickly as possible:

  • Alloa
  • Balfron
  • Bonnybridge
  • Bo’ness
  • Callander
  • Falkirk
  • Kincardine
  • Polmont
  • Stirling

Click the button below to book an appointment, or get in touch if you have any questions about testing.

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Nothing near you? If we don’t have a venue near you yet, please fill in the booking form and select ‘Ask about other testing options’ option. We’re always looking for new venues, and can talk to you about the other testing options available.


What you can expect

You might feel a bit nervous about having a test, especially if it’s your first one. Rest assured, the process is straightforward and our staff are trained to make you feel at ease. They are also there to answer any questions you may have.

Read more about rapid HIV and syphilis testing at Waverley Care.


Test yourself for HIV

HIV self tests are fast and totally confidential. You can order free and low-cost blood and oral HIV testing kits from the charity Terrence Higgins Trust.


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Sex, health and wellbeing


We offer support to all gay and bisexual men, and all men who have sex with men who want to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to take control of and make informed decisions about their sexual health.

We promise you a welcoming, confidential and supportive service, free from judgement and discrimination. Our Health Improvement Coordinators are well equipped to support individuals who face discrimination because of their identity, sexuality, gender, sexual health or HIV status.


Who is this service for

This service is for anyone who identifies as a gay or bisexual man. This includes trans men, non-binary or gender-fluid people who want to access spaces for men. This service is also open to men who have sexual and/or romantic relationships with other men, but do not identify as gay or bisexual.


What support we offer

We offer one to one support where you can speak to one of our Health Improvement Coordinators about your sexual health and wellbeing in a confidential and non-judgmental space.

One to one support is tailored to your needs and can be provided in person or online. We can discuss a broad range of topics, including:

  • Sex, relationships and sexual health,
  • HIV and other sexually transmitted infections,
  • Coming to terms with your sexuality,
  • Coming out,
  • Making social connections within the LGBTQ+ community,
  • Reporting hate crime.

We also run clinics in community venues across Scotland, offering rapid HIV and syphilis testing as well as advice and education about HIV and sexual health.


Peer support

We want to provide opportunities for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men to meet up, socialise and get support from each other in a confidential, relaxed setting. We can put you in touch with our trained peer mentors who have lived experience of HIV and can help you work through some of the challenges you may be facing in your day-to-day life, either one to one or as part of a group.

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