Talking HIV and Hepatitis C at North Highland College

Earlier this week, our Highland team visited the northern tip of mainland Scotland with a trip to North Highland College (NHC) in Thurso.

Our Project Worker, Rory, was at the NHC campus to speak to students on the college’s Health and Social Care course about HIV and Hepatitis C.

During a busy workshop, Rory took the group through the latest statistics and risk factors around HIV and Hepatitis C before giving an overview of our prevention and support work across the Highlands.

North Highland College is one of 13 colleges and research institutes which form the University of the Highlands and Islands.  Many of these colleges are hubs for teaching health and social care disciplines, providing an excellent opportunity for us to engage with future practitioners about working with people living with HIV or Hepatitis C.

We have previously led on research around HIV, identifying that people living with the condition often face stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings. By working with students, we are raising awareness of the needs of people living with HIV or Hepatitis C to ensure they feel supported.

Our work with local colleges is just one way that out Highland team looks to make the best use of its resources to cover a vast area of Scotland. You can find out more about our services in the area from our Highland Services page.