Information on HIV

Begin provides support and advocacy for people living with or affected by HIV in the Wakefield District.

We have developed some podcasts providing some easy to understand information about HIV. These podcasts are in a variety of different languages including English, Swahili, French, Shona, Luganda and Yoruba. To listen to the podcasts please click here.

For more information about HIV testing, please click here to take a look at our testing FAQs.

Please click here to look at our information leaflet on HIV in men who have sex with men.


Do you think that you may have been exposed to HIV during sex? Have you been sharing needles for drug use? Have either of these happened in the last 72 hours (3 days)? If so, please click here for more information on PEP, a medicine that you can take that can prevent you from catching HIV.

Sexual Health Line England For advice on sexual health and sexually transmitted infections

Josephine Butler Centre for Sexual Health and other Sexual Health Clinics

Vulnerable Adults Service for people who are homeless or in housing need

STAR (Surviving Trauma After Rape)

The Red Cross

Stop Hate UK Helpline


Salvation Army

NHS 111 Service Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency.

Social Care Direct Contact Social Care Direct if you or someone you know appears to need adult social care services in Wakefield.

Wakefield and District Alcohol Team