About the HIV Wake-up website

Men who have sex with men are at particular risk of catching HIV. The HIV Wake-up website aims to provide information about the importance of HIV testing primarily to this group in Scotland. However, the information is also relevant to anyone who has HIV, is at risk from HIV or would like to know more about HIV testing.

The website also provides access to HIV services in Scotland and links to other sources of information and research.

The HIV Wake-up website was produced by NHS Health Scotland in partnership with HIV Scotland, and some content has been adapted, with permission, from material originally published on the HIV Scotland website (external site), the Sexual Health Scotland website (external site) and the Health Protection Scotland website (external site).

About HIV Scotland

HIV Scotland is a national voluntary agency that seeks to improve the health and well-being of people living with HIV and affected communities, and to prevent the spread of HIV infection.

Working across all sectors and areas of Scotland, HIV Scotland is able to link professionals, organisations and individuals to expert HIV tools and information in order to meet the HIV-related needs of people in Scotland (prevention, treatment and care).

For more information, visit the HIV Scotland website (external site).


NHS Health Scotland websites are provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

The information contained on NHS Health Scotland websites is provided as general information only and does not constitute advice to you.

We do not warrant that the functions within material contained in this website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of NHS Health Scotland websites.

The HIV Wake-up website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions that take effect from the date of first use.

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Hyperlinking policy

Hyperlinking to the HIV Wake-up website

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

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Information for service providers

If you are a service provider and want your details to be included or update in our database, please contact us.

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Contact us

If you are having any difficulties using this website, or have any questions concerning it, please contact the webmaster at nhs.healthscotland-webmaster@nhs.net

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