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National HIV Testing Week 2014 is about to start from 22nd November to run until 30th November! This is a HIV Prevention England national campaign to encourage people to get tested for HIV and, as proud partners of HPE, Yorkshire MESMAC is determined to make it as easy as possible for you to get tested by offering a range of locations and times all over Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and York & North Yorkshire!
Click on the National HIV Testing Week logo to find out where and when to get tested.Read more...
Vacancy for Community Development Worker in Leeds
Salary: NJC Scale 6 starting at £22, 443 + 5% pension and membership of Simply Heath (on completion of probationary period). 37 hours per week including regular evenings and weekend work – Contract ongoing - reviewed annually.
Due to the nature of the work of this post, it is an occupational requirement for this role to be fulfilled by a male under the provisions of the Equality Act 2010, Part 1 Schedule 9.
Application pack contents can be downloaded from the links below
Closing date is: Noon on Friday 21st November 2014
Interviews for the post will be held on Wednesday 3rd December 2014
We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. (Charity no 1040407) Joint job share applications are welcomed.
In the past 5 years we’ve seen an explosion in chat apps designed to help us find love, sex and everything else from the comfort of our smart phones. However, have we considered how this is changing the LBGT community? Furthermore, have we considered whether this is a good or a bad thing?
One of our e-outreach volunteers gives us his view.Read more...
Renowned photographer Robert Workman has teamed up with social group The Yorkshire Bears to produce a 2015 charity calendar in aid of Prostate Cancer UK and Yorkshire-based sexual health organisation Yorkshire MESMAC.Read more...
Yorkshire Bears’ Rob Wilson writes about his experiences volunteering with Yorkshire MESMAC, and what it’s like to help out the Leeds Testing Times project.Read more...
If you are a sauna user, you can access free, fast and confidential HIV testing in either the Basement Sauna and Steam Complex Sauna.
In the Steam Complex, there is a full sexual health testing service every Tuesday between 12 noon and 2.30pm and special testing events at weekends. Thanks to the Steam Complex Sauna & Leeds Centre for Sexual Health, we now have our very own men who have sex with men targeted full HIV/STI testing clinic at 8 Eyres Avenue, Armley, LS12 3BA. We will be updating special testing events on our calendar, please click here for the next ones.
DATES FOR NOVEMBER:
Friday 21st Nov: 12:00 - 15:00 (last client access 14:30)
Wednesday 26th Nov: 15:00 - 18:00
Thursday 27th Nov: 15:00 - 19:00
Friday 28th Nov: 15:00 - 19:00
Saturday 29th Nov: 15:00 - 19:00
PROUD have released a study that shows that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in reducing the risk of transmission of HIV among gay men and men who have sex with men
This is exciting news in the breakthrough of PrEP as a means of protection against HIV.Read more...
A coalition of LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans* Intersex) organisations, including Yorkshire MESMAC, and campaigners have written an open letter to political leaders in the UK, highlighting the urgent need to make Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) statutory in all schools – as well as appropriate for LGBTI young people.
The group, including Peter Tatchell, Conservative Peer Lord Fowler, Dr Christian Jessen, the gay media, and LGBTI and sexual health charities and NGOs, outline the elevated rates of poor sexual and mental health amongst LGBTI people in the letter.
One in three gay men diagnosed with HIV in 2012 were in their teens or early twenties yet 85% of gay and bisexual men receive no information about same-sex relationships in school.Read more...
Please take part if you are a man, including transmen
AND you live in the UK
AND are aged 16 years or over
AND are attracted to other men OR have sex with men OR think you might have sex with men in the future.
What’s it about? It asks about relationships, sex life, risks and precautions, and use of health services. This is vitally important in shaping future services for men who are attracted to men.