C Card Scheme »

The ‘Free Condoms No Fuss’, C Card Scheme provides condoms and lubricant to anyone living, working or studying in Lanarkshire.

Condoms can help prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and can also help protect against unintended pregnancy .

Here are some frequently asked questions on what the scheme is about and how to use it.

Where do I get my …

Unplanned Pregnancy »

Pregnant and unsure what to do?

Having an unintended pregnancy can be a frightening time, but there is support available. It is important to ensure you have an accurate pregnancy test- you can get this done through your GP, Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics (formerly Family Planning Clinics) , Integrated Sexual Health Clinics (formerly GUM Clinics) or some chemists.

Your …

Thrush »

What is it?

Thrush is a yeast infection that normally affects women and appears in the vagina . There are other kinds of thrush that can affect the throat, but these are less common.

Are there any other names for it?

Thrush is also called candidiasis.

Is it common?

Yes, lots of women have thrush at some time in their life.

What causes it?

It is caused by a yeast called …

Prevention »

Prevention is better than cure. If you do not have one of the viruses that cause hepatitis then there are ways you can minimise the risk of contracting one. If you do have one of them then you may want to reduce the risk to those around you. Some of this section may apply to you. Please use it as a reference.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

In the UK, all pregnant women are tested for …

Starting Therapy »

One of the most important discussions you will have with your HIV specialist concerns the choice of anti-HIV drugs for a first combination. The choice of anti-HIV drugs should be guided by your wishes as well as those of the doctor. 

There are a variety of possibilities and you and your HIV specialist should try and work through them to give you as much choice as possible.

Different …

Rape and Sexual Assault »

Many people are put in the position of experiencing unwanted sexual contact or are forced in some way into sexual acts.

It is never the fault of the person who is being abused.

If consent is not given, then anyone subjecting another person to any form of indecent behaviour is committing a crime.

It is a criminal offence to touch or threaten a person in an indecent way (including …

Prostitution »

Prostitution means exchanging sexual acts for some form of payment such as money, drinks, drugs, consumer goods, or a bed or roof over your head for a night.  It can be carried out on the street, or in a house or other venue, such as hotel rooms.

Prostitution is not typically a free choice - most people enter prostitution because of lack of choice and it can affect men, women and …