HIV & STI testing
In Leeds we offer free, fast and confidential HIV tests, as well as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea tests. Our tests are aimed at gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men, trans and non-binary people.
Our services include:
- HIV tests which are accurate at 12 weeks and the results will come back in 5 minutes
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea 3 site self sampling tests accurate at 2 weeks
- Nurse led sessions for full screenings, please see office drop ins for more information
Every Tuesday & Thursday from 6pm with LAST ENTRY at 7:30pm
First Saturday of the month 12pm-2pm
We also host nurse-led clinics on the first, third & fourth 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 are held at our Leeds office - 22/23 Blayds Yard LS1 4AD.
Please note, these sessions are first come, first served. It is possible that you will be turned away if the nurse is too busy.
It is highly recommend to get there at the start of the testing session at 5pm & be prepared to wait. If you turn up after 5.45/6pm, it is likely that you will be turned away if all the “nurse-slots” are full.
PLEASE NOTE!: If the nurse is too busy or it is after 7pm, the patient will still be able to see a MESMAC member of staff for instant HIV testing, chlamydia & gonorrhoea screening & advice until last entry at 7.30.
Nurse led sessions run in Base every other Wednesday where 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).
We also offer sessions every other Sunday, these are run without a Nurse. Here we offer free, rapid HIV tests with results back in 5-10 minutes. We can also offer Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea pee in a pot tests within the sauna itself.
Please see below for the next few Base Leeds HIV Testing drop-in dates and times:
13th November (with a nurse) 3pm - 6pm
17th November (no nurse) 2pm - 5pm
20th November (no nurse) 3pm - 6pm
1st Dec (no nurse) 2pm -5pm
4th Dec (with a nurse) 3pm - 6pm
15th Dec (no nurse) 2pm - 5pm
18th Dec (with a nurse) 3pm - 6pm
We occasionally offer testing in Steam sauna, where we offer free, rapid HIV tests with results back in 5-10 minutes. We also offer Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea pee in a pot tests within the sauna itself. Please contact us for more information.
Upcoming dates for November:
15th Nov 12pm - 4pm
18th Nov 12pm - 4pm
On the 3rd Monday of the month we are offer a clinic for trans and non-binary people over the age of 18. This will provide full sexual health screenings, as well as offering smear tests for people with a cervix.
This is done with a fully trained nurse from Leeds Sexual Health who our Gender Outreach Workers have worked very closely with to ensure a safe and comfortable environment:
- 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 wish.
- Gender neutral bathroom facilities.
The clinic will run from 4-6:30pm and is followed by the over 25 trans and non-binary support group.
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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 wish.
-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:
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 man who has sex with men
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