Project 100

​Living with and managing HIV can be challenging for many people. Whether it’s coming to terms with a new diagnosis, starting or changing treatment, managing relationships or talking about HIV. Peer support has been proven to be an effective way of enabling people with HIV to live well and mana...

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The latest news from Yorkshire MESMAC.

Hepatitis: It Stops Here

Posted by Jess Wynn

Hepatitis B and C are infections that affect the liver. They can be passed on through sharing drug taking equipment or unprotected sex. Here's everything you need to know about the causes, symptoms, treatments and...

New HIV self-testing kit aims to increase diagnosis rates

Posted by Jess Wynn

A new study from UCL, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Public Health England seeks to discover whether providing free HIV self-tests to men, transgender men and transgender women who have sex with men...

Snap Map: A Guide to Staying Safe

Posted by Jess Wynn

Snapchat have added a super creepy new feature called Snap Map. It means that, depending on your settings, any of your Snapchat friends could see exactly where you are. Here's are guide to staying safe.

Hepatitis A among Gay, Bisexual and Men who have Sex with Men

Posted by Jess Wynn

There is an outbreak of Hepatitis A, particularly among gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men. It is recommended that you take precautions, especially if you are going to World Pride in Madrid.

Leeds PrEP17 film + panel with PrEPster

Posted by Aaron Chady

In 2015, film maker Nicholas Feustel made a documentary film about the England PROUD PrEP trial. The documentary was shown at community events across the UK, and formed the focus for PrEPster's Pushing for PrEP community...

HIV Manifesto Launched Today

Posted by Jess Wynn

We’re calling on the next government to stand with people affected by HIV.

Leeds Testing Times+ Cancelled- 18th April

Posted by Jess Wynn

Our Testing Times+ drop-in tonight in Leeds has been cancelled due to a maintenance issue with water and toilets. Our drop in on Thursday will go ahead as usual! Apologies for any inconvenience caused.&...

Yorkshire MESMAC in Rotherham

Posted by Jess Wynn

Starting from the 3rd April, Yorkshire MESMAC is offering a new sexual health community outreach service in Rotherham in partnership with the Integrated Sexual Heath Service.

New Workshops

Posted by Jess Wynn

Read on for some new workshops that we'll be running.

West Yorkshire Queer Stories

Posted by Jess Wynn

Yorkshire MESMAC has received support from Heritage Lottery Fund to develop this LGBTQ+ social history project.

Syphilis: The Great Mimic

Posted by Jess Wynn

Syphilis is on the increase across Yorkshire so it's important that you get clued up. Here's everything you need to know about the causes, symptoms, treatments and getting tested.

Expanded STI Screening (Wakefield)

Posted by Mark Tyson

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are Sexually Transmitted Infections you can get in your cock, throat, vagina or bum.  At Yorkshire MESMAC in Wakefield we can now screen you confidentially for both infections in all areas...

Me and My Home - Older People's Housing in Leeds

Posted by Jess Wynn

Are you interested in housing and the needs of older people in Leeds? Would you like the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with other older people and housing providers? Take a look at...

FGM: A Personal Experience

Posted by Jess Wynn

Our Hull team have produced a video giving the personal experiences of a woman who has undergone Female Genital Mutilation.

Orlando attack

Posted by Tom Doyle

Yorkshire MESMAC volunteers, trustees and staff are horrified, saddened and angered at the murder and injury in Orlando. Tom Doyle, Yorkshire MESMAC Chief Executive said, ‘Our thoughts at this time are with those whose hearts ar...

Leeds support and solidarity with Orlando

Posted by Tom Doyle

Leeds which has Yorkshire’s largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) community will join together from 10:30pm for speeches, words and tribute leading to a minutes silence at 11pm on Monday 13th June on...

Volunteers’ Week: The Big Celebration

Posted by Jess Wynn

Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn to the UK economy. Behind these big numbers is a big contribution.

Positively Different

Posted by Tom Hunt

Are you: HIV+, and received your diagnosis in the last 5 years, Aged 18-35 AND Living in the UK (in any part of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland)? If so, the University of Hull would...

Let's talk about PrEP

Posted by Pat McCusker

PrEP is an highly effective and safe medication that has been proven to prevent HIV transmission if you take it daily. As yet there's no news about when PrEP will be available on the NHS....

Drug resistant Shigella outbreak in London

Posted by Jess Wynn

Are you a man who has sex with other men, HIV+ or do you visit London regularly? There has been an outbreak of the little known infection Shigella in London, and it can be caught...

Making It Work: Testing Times in Wakefield

Posted by Jess Wynn

In England in 2013, 59 per 1,000 MSM aged between 15-59 years old were estimated to have HIV. 16% of MSM were undiagnosed.

PrEP info for people in the UK

Posted by Jess Wynn

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is a course of HIV drugs taken before sex to reduce the risk of getting HIV.

Yorkshire Bears bare all for 2016 Charity Calendar!

Posted by Jess Wynn

Another year, another calendar, but as usual, the Yorkshire Bears are taking the art of calendar making and doing it in style!

Free Online HIV Testing Service Launched

Posted by Jess Wynn

To complement our drop-in, click and collect and appoint based HIV testing service, there is now a free HIV online home sampling service.

Click and Collect HIV testing in Leeds

Posted by Jess Wynn

Getting a HIV test in Leeds has never been easier. You can now order your testing kit and collect it from Yorkshire MESMAC Leeds offices at a time that best suits you.

Passionate about Refugee Women Support?

Posted by Jess Wynn

​City of Sanctuary Wakefield are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join their dynamic Women’s group that provide weekly support sessions and activities for women and children in Urban House.