Yorkshire MESMAC is proud to offer community outreach as part of the integrated YorSexualHealth service in York and North Yorkshire.
We offer services to communities including men who have sex with men, BME people, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGB&T young people and adults. So whether you need HIV testing outside of a clinical setting or some confidential 1-2-1 support, Yorkshire MESMAC is here to help. In York and North Yorkshire we can offer:
Our Testing Times service offers rapid point of care testing for HIV. We can carry out these tests almost anywhere and they are completely free and confidential!
Click here to see our drop in session times for York.
Click here to see our drop in session times for North Yorkshire.
You’ll get your results in 20 minutes. We’ll also have a chat with you before and after the test and answer any questions you might have.
If you can’t make any of these sessions you can book an appointment online by clicking here. Alternatively, you can call the community development worker for your area.
If you would like more information about Testing Times please click here.
We supply condoms and lubricant absolutely free of charge. You can collect these from your local office (see below for our contact details) or you can request for them to be sent out to you by post in a plain envelope.
Due to funding we are only able to send our free condom and lube postal packs to men who have sex with men, young LGBT people and people from African communities in the York and North Yorkshire region. The packs can be sent out weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
We can supply a variety of condom sizes (i.e. trim, standard, large, king size or latex free in either standard or large) and water based lube. All are branded with the BSI kite-mark and European CE mark. This means that they have been quality assured and can be safely used for anal and/or vaginal sex.
To request condoms by post please click here.
This service is only available to people over the age of 16.
We supply condoms and lubricant absolutely free of charge.
Our community development workers can provide 1-2-1 support for those times when you want to talk to someone in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. We can discuss a wide variety of issues including mental health, risk taking behaviour such as drug use and unprotected sex, coming out and new HIV diagnoses.
Our community development workers can provide 1-2-1 support for those times when you want to talk to someone in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.
We also work in partnership with North Yorkshire AIDS Action.
If you are living with HIV in York or North Yorkshire or care for someone who is, contact NYAA to find out how their Positive Support Services could help you.
The North Yorkshire Positive Support Service and York Positive support service are provided by NYAA as part of the Yorsexualhealth Integrated Sexual Health Service.
NYAA services include:
- One to one information and support.
- Access to peer groups and link-ups.
- Social get togethers.
- Information and support for carers.
- Support and advocacy on issues such as: housing, benefits, employment, education and much more.
If you would like any more information, contact NYAA on: