Services Database Blood Borne Virus Testing (Solihull Area)

Service ID



Pharmacists will both opportunistically and through referrals offer HBV, HCV and HIV testing to people who fit the “at-risk” groups listed below:

  1. Current injecting drug users this includes body builders injecting steroids;
  2. Former injecting drug users this includes body builders injecting steroids;
  3. Sexual partner of a current or former injecting drug user this includes body builders injecting steroids;
  4. People at risk through sharing of drug paraphernalia such as notes, straws and pipes;
  5. Person born in a high-prevalence country ;
  6. Person receiving medical or dental procedures in a high-prevalence country;
  7. Recipients of blood products/organs in UK prior to 1991;
  8. People given tattoos, piercings or acupuncture in unregistered premises or with possibly unsterile equipment;
  9. People at risk through needle-stick injury, sharing of razors or toothbrushes with someone with HBV/HCV, contact sports where blood may have been present; and
  10. Men who have sex with men.

Location of service

Birmingham & Solihull LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Blood-borne virus screening

Other organisations involved


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End date:




Not known.


This service is available in the Solihull area only.