Open Letter on Responding to Monkeypox in Nova Scotia

SHNS collaborated with ACNS, CBRC, and HSHC, as well as individual community members to develop the following open letter addressing the provincial government of Nova Scotia’s response to Monkeypox. Since then, the provincial government has collaborated with HSHC to open Nova Scotia’s first pre-exposure vaccine clinic. The open letter can be read here. More information […]

Transformation Closet

We are excited to announce that we are launching our province-wide Transformation Closet program. This program offers free gender-affirming gear to folks across Nova Scotia. If you, or someone you know, would like to order a piece of gender-affirming gear please fill out this form. These items will either be delivered to you, or dropped […]

SHNS Statement on Youth Services

Click here to view our recent statement on sexual and gender-affirming health services for youth available through our network of sexual health centres across the province.  You can also view our guide to SHNS Youth Services here.

Update on Pictou County SHC

An Update on Pictou County Sexual Health Centre Pictou County Sexual Health Centre is currently closed. The centre is undergoing a transitionary period, and will be working over the next few months to re-open with changes in place to continue to support the sexual health of all members of the Pictou County community. Sexual Health […]

Test Now – HIV Self-Testing Project!

Test Now: Community Edition Finding it hard to get tested? Test Now: Community Edition provides free HIV Self-Test kits to gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer (GBT2Q) men, and non-binary people. These single-use test kits detect HIV antibodies in minutes using a drop of blood ⎯ and getting one is as simple as contacting us […]

Essential Sexual Health Video!

We recently recorded a short video of interviews with staff from the six sexual health centres in our provincial network, to discuss what “essential sexual health” has looked like during the pandemic. Inclusive, comprehensive, accessible sexual and reproductive health care is essential – always! Essential Sexual Health Video