This is a nurse-led service provided by Turning Point. It is aimed at clients using the needle exchange service and those currently in drug misuse treatment. It offers BBV education, counselling and testing at any stage in treatment. The tests are for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C with onward referral to a specialist if necessary.
It may be necessary to repeat the tests. All drug-using clients are offered a course of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccinations. If you have a positive test result, you will be offered advice and support, and the service will liaise with other agencies to reduce harm to any close contacts and family.