HIV & STI testing

HIV & STI testing services in York offer fast, free and confidential HIV tests. We also offer home testing kits to gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men only. These kits test for HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia.

Testing services

Our services include:

  • HIV tests which are accurate at 12 weeks and the results will come back in 20 minutes
  • Home testing kits which test for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. These tests involve taking your own samples and sending them off in the post. 

We run drop in sessions:

  • Every Monday, 4pm-7pm (except when it is a Bank Holiday Monday).
  • Every Wednesday, 12pm-2pm.
  • Last Saturday of the month, 11am-2pm.

These run from our York office; The Workshop, Marygate Lane (off Marygate), York, YO30 7BJ.



We also run the following drop-in sessions at the University of York during term time:

  • Tuesday, 12pm-2pm, A/D/161, D block, Alcuin College, YO10 5DD. 

Other drop-in sessions

This session is specifically for people who trade or sell sex, offering a professional service in a confidential and non-judgmental environment, the first Friday of the month, 11:00am-1:00pm.

We offer:

  • Rapid HIV test (results within 20 mins)
  • STI screening (chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis)
  • Free condoms and lube
  • Contraception
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations  
  • 1-2-1 support

Community peer-support group during the session, lunch provided.

This is a joint testing session with the NHS’s GUM clinic run at our York office, The Workshop, Marygate Lane (off Marygate), York, YO30 7BJ.

No appointments necessary. For more details or immediate support, contact our office on 01904 620400 or Katie on 07771 931335.

Links to useful websites:

http://www.release.org.uk/publications/sex-workers'-rights

https://uknswp.org/um/

https://www.swarmcollective.org/

https://basisyorkshire.org.uk/

http://prostitutescollective.net/


This session is exclusively for Trans and Non-binary people, offering a professional service in a confidential and non-judgmental environment, the last Friday of the month, 12:00pm-2:00pm.

We offer:

  • Rapid HIV test (results within 20 mins)
  • STI screening (chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis)
  • Free condoms and lube
  • Contraception
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations  
  • 1-2-1 support

Community peer-support group during the session, lunch provided.

This is a joint testing session with the NHS’s GUM clinic run at our York office, The Workshop, Marygate Lane (off Marygate), York, YO30 7BJ.

No appointments necessary. For more details or immediate support, contact our office on 01904 620400 or Cj on 07710 099 031.


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 unable to make any of these sessions, you can call the York office on 01904 620400 for an appointment or email york@mesmac.co.uk

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