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Spectra CIC (previously West London Gay Men’s Project) runs free rapid HIV testing services across west and south London for men who have sex with men (MSM) and people from Black or other ethnic minority backgrounds.

The aims of the service are to reduce the number of undiagnosed HIV infections and late diagnoses. We have set up a convenient weekend venue and an out-of-office hours community based venue.

We use a unique peer led model for HIV testing, which does not use medical staff. Please note: all testing staff have been fully trained by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust.

No appointment is necessary. We use a simple finger prick test and your result will be given to you on the day. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before the end of a session to guarantee a test.

We include pre and post test discussions and are open to all MSM and BME clients over the age of 16.

For more information call us on 0800 587 8302 / 020 3322 6920

Feedback from people who have used our service includes:

“Very friendly. Staff put me at ease straight away”

“Over all good service!”

“Thank you, keep doing the good job.”

“Very competent and supportive staff.”

“I felt in sensitive and considerate hands, which was brilliantly reassuring.” 

 

WEEKLY SESSIONS:

Ladbroke Grove (Weekdays Drop-in & Sunday Sessions)

Drop-in HIV testing available Mon – Fri 11am-5:00pm

Every Sunday 2pm – 4pm (arrive by 3:30pm)

Spectra (ex.WLGMP) offices @ St Charles’ Centre for Health & Wellbeing (Main Building)

Exmoor Street

London

W10 6DZ

Disabled access available

7 mins walk from Ladbroke Grove tube (if you follow the direction)

Map of venue

Ealing

Every Wednesday 5pm – 8pm (arrive by 7:30pm)

Ealing Lido Centre

63 Mattock Lane

Ealing

W13 9LA

Disabled access available

5 mins walk from West Ealing station

Map of venue

 

Hounslow

Every Thursday 6pm – 7:30pm (arrive by 7pm)

(STI testing available 6pm-7pm)*

Heart of Hounslow

92 Bath Road

Hounslow

TW3 3EL

*Please note that STI screening is only available if you have NO symptoms. If you have any symptoms please make an appointment with your local GUM clinic.

If you are wanting an STI screen, please make sure you do not urinate for at least 1 HOUR before attending the clinic.

Disabled access available

6 mins walk from Hounslow Central tube

Map of venue

 

Central London (Soho)

Every Saturday 1pm – 3pm (arrive by 2:30pm)

Ku Bar (Soho)

25 Frith Street

Soho

WC1D 5LB

4 mins walk from Leicester Square tube

5 mins walk from Tottenham Court Road tube

Map of venue 

 

Roehampton Library

Every Wednesday 3pm – 5pm (arrive by 4:30pm)

2 Danebury Ave

SW15 4HD

Map of venue 

 

Sutton Central Library

Every Tuesday 12pm – 2pm (arrive by 1:30pm)

St Nicholas Way

Sutton

SM1 1EA

5 mins walk from Sutton rail station

Map of venue 

 

We also have many more pop-up HIV testing sites around London. Please take a look of our calendar for more information.

Check out our short film about HIV testing on our YouTube channel

www.youtube.com/westlondongmp