Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses

Purpose of the group

To raise awareness of holistic sexual health and blood borne virus issues and to inform and promote policies grounded in evidence that will address Scotland’s response, and health and wellbeing in this field, through the involvement of stakeholders and populations with direct experience 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Dr Eric Chen

Avril Hendry

Dr David Whiteley

Dina Sidhva

Frances Johnston

Dr George Palattiyil

Dr Ingrid Young

Dr Jamie Frankis

Dr Lisa McDaid

Dr Nicola Boydell

Prof Paul Flowers

Dr Karen Lorimer


HIV Scotland – secretariat and treasurer

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health

The Hepatitis C Trust

National Gender Identity Clinical Network


Waverley Care

NHS Tayside

Sexual Health Lead Clinicians

LGBT Youth Scotland

NHS Lothian Patient Forum

THT Scotland

BASHH Scotland

Scottish Drugs Forum



Scottish Transgender Alliance

Hwupenyu Project

Steve Retson Project

Brownlee Centre

Positive Help


NHS Fife

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Science Unit

University of Glasgow

Edinburgh Youth Stop AIDS

Stonewall Scotland

NHS Ayrshire & Arran

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Get involved

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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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