Leeds Sexual Health

Yorkshire MESMAC is proud to offer community outreach as part of the integrated Leeds Sexual Health service.

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. As part of this service we can offer:

Our Testing Times service offers rapid point of care testing for HIV. They are completely free and confidential!

In Leeds, Testing Times runs every Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-8pm and the first Saturday of the month 12-pm-3pm. There’s no need to make an appointment- you can just drop into our Leeds office (see contact details below) to get an HIV test.

You’ll get your results in 5-10 minutes. We’ll also have a chat with you before and after the test and answer any questions you might have. Additionally, we offer chlamydia and gonorrhoea pee in a pot tests.

If you can’t make any of these sessions you can book an appointment for testing in your local area by calling our Leeds office or by booking online.

You can also order an HIV test online to collect from our Leeds office. For more information about the Click & Collect service, please click here.

If you would like more information about Testing Times please click here.

Additionally, the first Tuesday of each month has an outreach nurse from Leeds Centre for Sexual Health come and offer full screens alongside our rapid point of care testing for HIV. Here, you can also test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea (urine sample tests as well as full rectal, pharyngeal and vaginal swabs), Syphilis and Hepatitis B & C. Gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men can also access Hepatitis B vaccinations.

No appointments necessary, but it's first come first served and the nurse will need to leave promptly at 8pm so come early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like more information 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 in the Leeds area. 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.

Our Testing Times service offers rapid point of care testing for HIV. They are completely free and confidential!

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.

For more information on 1-2-1 support, please click here

We facilitate support groups for communities across Leeds. 

Please click here for more information about our local support and social groups.

If you would like to book an appointment at a Leeds Sexual Health clinic, please call the booking line on 0113 392 0333. If you would like to contact Leeds Sexual Health for advice, please call the advice line on 0113 392 0334.

Check out our video introducing the Leeds Sexual Health clinic at the Merrion Centre:

To visit the Leeds Sexual Health website, please click here

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