HPAC - Health Improvement Resource Service, NHS Forth Valley

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HIV - Looking after your sexual health (PO1051)

This booklet can only give you general information.  HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus.  Once someone acquires HIV, he virus remains in their body for the rest of their life.  There is currently no cure for HIV, however, treatment enables most people with HIV to live a long, healthy life, especially if the are diagnosed soon after being infected. 

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The Red Ribbon - World Aids Day

The red ribbon is the universal symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV. Wearing a ribbon is a great way to raise awareness on and during the run up to World AIDS Day.

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HIV. It's better to know

Testing for HIV only takes 60 seconds

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World Aids Day display banner

Full height banner promoting World Aids Day

Every year on the 1 December people across the globe mark World AIDS Day: the international day to remember those who have died because of AIDS, to prevent new cases of HIV and to stand in solidarity with people living with the virus.


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The facts about PrEP

PrEP is a course of mediction taken by HIV negative people before sex to protect themselves from HIV.  Taking the medication before sex means it blocks HIV if it gets into your body - before it has the chance to infect you.

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What's New

NHS Forth Valley HPAC Catalogue

Welcome to HIRS online ordering system. To get started click on the 'Login/Register' button in the top right hand corner of this page and follow the on-screen introduction. Once you have registered you will be able to choose from our wide range of borrowable resources and place orders for free leaflets, posters and condoms.  Follow this link to HIRS Video

Review your favourite resource  Did you know that you can complete an online review of your chosen resource and share your view with other users? Follow the Write an online review link in the item's record, it only takes a few minutes.

Visiting HIRS

You can visit the HIRS Library to view the resources during our Look‘n’Book sessions at the following times:

Tuesday: 1.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

If you cannot visit at one of the Look‘n’Book times you can make an appointment but please do not just turn up at our premises as there will be no-one to see you outwith arranged times.