SSHA (the Society of Sexual Health Advisers) is a UK national organisation with approximately 300 members out of an estimated 350 sexual health advisers in the country. It provides an opportunity for members to meet and work towards further professional development.
The role of the sexual health adviser varies enormously from clinic to clinic. It involves working with individuals and groups affected by issues related to sexual health in general and sexually transmitted infections (including HIV) in particular. Their role will commonly embrace the following features:
- Partner notification/contact tracing
- Sexual health promotion
- Research and audit
The public section of their website provides:
- Information on sexually transmitted infections and related conditions
- Sources of help and support
- Resources for health professionals
Last updated on 08/11/2013
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