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Health Prevention England has issued a new briefing paper on HIV late diagnosis, undiagnosed HIV infections in the Men who have Sex with Men and African communities and the importance of testing regularly for HIV.
The current recommendations for HIV testing is once or twice every 12 months or if men have regular unprotected sex, every three months in MSM and for people from African communities, we would suggest the same.Read more...
Yorkshire MESMAC is delighted to announce that there will be a regular full Sexual Health testing service at the Steam Complex every Wednesday 3-6pm. Thanks to the Steam Complex Sauna & Leeds Centre for Sexual Health, we now have our very own men who have sex with men targeted STI testing clinic at 8 Eyres Avenue, Armley, LS12 3BA which started from Wednesday 21st August.
No appointments necessary, you don't need to pay to get in the sauna, it's confidential & free. It's on a first come, first served service and 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).Read more...
Yorkshire MESMAC is proud to announce that we have won the ‘Charity of the Year’ (under £1 million income) at the national Charity Times 2013 Awards for its outstanding contribution to improving sexual health across Yorkshire.
The award was presented at a black tie Awards Gala at London’s prestigious Lancaster London Hotel on the 16th October 2013 to Ellen Hill, Yorkshire MESMAC's Operations Manager.
HIV testing at York University
Testing for HIV could hardly be easier. Just a pin prick of blood, and a result in twenty minutes.
Yorkshire MESMAC at York are delighted to be offering a regular HIV testing session at James College at York University every month. We will be at YUSU ASC Centre - the Student Centre on the 10th of October, 7th of November, and the 5th of December. Time: 5 - 8 pm.
Don't wait till next term, test now and do it regularly!
Youth Group DVD
Scarborough Youth Group have finally finished their DVD about homophobic bullying. This DVD will be shown in and around most schools in North Yorkshire over the next few months, with some members of the youth group going along to help present it to year 10 & 11's, in a hope to help not only young people to come out, but to also help the schools understand some of the pressures young people are faced with.
Contact us for more detailed information.
PrEP - Pre Exposure Prophylaxis
Leeds based singer has released a cover of Celine Dion’s “A New Day Has Come” to celebrate same sex marriage. Over recent months, Simon Millea (26) has been on a number of talent contests on TV and gracing the stages of LGBT pride events stages in the UK and Europe. Simon wanted to release a charity single to celebrate the passing of the same sex marriage bill in England and WalesRead more...
Yorkshire MESMAC's STI MOT service is the friendly and convenient way to get your regular sexual health check up out of the way. Just drop-in to our Calder Vale offices in Wakefield on the first Saturday of the month between 12pm and 3pm. A pin prick of blood, a twenty minute wait and our award winning HIV testing service could tell you your HIV status. A nurse from Terrence Higgins Trust will then be on hand to complete your screen and provide Hep B vaccinations if necessary. Your complete screen could include Syphilis, Hep B, Hep C, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and HIV.
For more information contact Mark Tyson on 07955 005 113 or 01924 211 116. Suite 1 Trinity Buildings, Calder Vale Rd WF1 5PE.
Yorkshire MESMAC is delighted to announce that we have won a major award!
The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people's health. The awards are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King's Fund.Read more...
April 2013 sees the launch of HIV Prevention England’s campaign It Starts With Me in association with Yorkshire MESMAC.Read more...