Testing Times: The free, fast, flexible and confidential way for you to get a HIV test in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Hull, Rotherham, York and North Yorkshire.
Testing Times runs every Tuesday & Thursday from 6pm with LAST ENTRY at 7:30pm and the first Saturday of the month 12pm-2pm as a drop-in service at 22-23 Blayds Yard, Leeds, LS1 4AD. This service is aimed at gay, bi and men who have sex with men.
All of our Testing Times sessions offers free, rapid HIV tests with results back in 5-10 minutes and 3-site testing for Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea. If you cannot make any of our drop-in sessions listed above then please call us to arrange an appointment in the daytime at a time more convenient for you. Please call the Leeds office on 0113 244 4209 if you would like to arrange an appointment.
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We also host nurse-led clinics at our Leeds Office (22-23 Blayds Yard, Leeds, LS1 4AD). These are on the first, third & forth Tuesday of every month at the slightly altered time of 5pm-7pm. They are run by a nurse from the sexual health clinic, and you will be able to test for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, etc and get free Hepatitis B vaccinations if you're at high risk of this. These sessions are open to all, though priority may be given to at risk communities during particularly busy sessions.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea self sampling
We offer a self taken Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea test for men who have sex with men, Trans people and sex workers. This consists of a throat swab, a bum swab and a pee in a pot urine test. The samples must be taken at our Leeds office (22-23 Blayds Yard, Leeds, LS1 4AD). The tests are accurate at 2 weeks post exposure.
Testing Times with TransLeeds
We have teamed up with TransLeeds to launch a safe and confidential testing space for Trans communities alongside a community social space run by TransLeeds (Leeds Trans support group). These run every 3rd Thursday of the month from 6-7:30pm.
-Access to free condoms & lube.
-Fast track access to sexual health services for sex-working people.
-Free, fast & confidential HIV testing + full non-gendered chlamydia + gonorrhoea screening.
-Not linked to medical records.
-Identify how you choose.
-Gender neutral bathroom facilities.
You can attend the social space, sexual health drop in, or both as you wish to.
To find out more get in touch:
Base Sauna HIV Testing Drop-Ins
We also run weekly Testing Times sessions in Base Leeds, 7 Heaton's Court, Leeds, LS1 4LJ. Here we offer free, rapid HIV tests with results back in 5-10 minutes and Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea pee in a pot tests within the sauna itself. Dates vary but are usually on Wednesdays or Fridays. As this takes place in a gay men's sauna, we recommend this session is for cis men only.
We are also able to offer full STI screening thanks to Base Leeds & Leeds Sexual Health. You will be able to test for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, etc and get free Hepatitis B vaccinations so you can protect your liver from Hepatitis B (essential if you engage in fisting or rimming).
Please see below for the next few Base Leeds HIV Testing drop-in dates and times:
Every BASE session is full sexual health screening:
Steam Sauna HIV Testing Drop-Ins
We also run weekly Testing Times sessions in Steam Sauna, Ledgard Way, Armley, Leeds LS12 2ND. Here we offer free, rapid HIV tests with results back in 5-10 minutes and Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea pee in a pot tests within the sauna itself. Dates vary but are usually on Wednesdays or Fridays. As this takes place in a gay men's sauna, we recommend this session is for cis men only.
Please see below for upcoming session times.
Steam is for instant HIV testing and chlamydia + gonorrhoea:
Friday 24th August 1-4pm
Other Testing Services:
Getting a HIV test in Leeds has never been easier for men who have sex with men. You can now order your testing kit and collect it from Yorkshire MESMAC Leeds offices at a time that best suits you. If you have recently had condom-less anal sex it’s a good idea to get a HIV test – treatments for HIV have never been better and the sooner you know your status the sooner you can take control of your health. To do the test you will need to prick your finger and provide a small sample of your blood in a bottle, you then put this in the post and you will get your results within five working days. You will be notified of your results via text message.
This test is highly accurate after 4 weeks, 100% after 8 weeks from when you may have come into contact with HIV.
If you have any more questions you can call Yorkshire MESMAC on 01132 444 209.
Click here to order an HIV test.
Any gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, and Black African men and women, 16 years and over can order a HIV sampling kit online and have it delivered to your address in England. With the kit, you take a simple finger prick blood test and send it back to a laboratory for results and a referral to local confidential clinical and support services should this be required. Please check to see if you live in one of the 90+ local authorities where this service is now available.
The tests are provided by Test.HIV and can be ordered online from www.test.hiv
If you are not gay, bisexual or a man who has sex with other men this service is not aimed at you but there are lots of other places that you can access HIV testing around Leeds.
- You can make an appointment for a HIV test with your GP
- You can make an appointment for a HIV test at the Leeds Sexual Health Service by ringing 0113 392 0333 or booking via their website www.leedssexualhealth.com. You can also visit one of their drop-ins which includes a men’s only session on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 8 pm (booking is recommended).
- If you are a member of a black African Community you can access HIV testing via BHA Leeds Skyline - 0113 244 9767 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org