We are really excited to announce we have begun HIV testing at a brand new venue in Central London. The location is the well-known Ku Bar on Frith Street in Soho (see here) and the time for your diaries is Saturdays 2-6pm (last test 5.30pm). We have the downstairs bar all to ourselves so we have a private area where we will offer confidential, rapid HIV tests. The test in itself only takes a couple of minutes to do and the result is almost instant, so there’s no waiting around for a result or results by e-mail or phone What’s more, we offer the so-called fingerprick test so it’s virtually painless (you won’t even feel a little prick!) and perfect for anyone who doesn’t like the needles often involved in HIV testing. We are able to offer this new service as part of a contract the GMI Partnership have recently been awarded by HPE (HIV prevention England) and will be rolling out new testing sites and a “Test on Demand” service in various places across London in the near future
Ku Bar Firth Street where we offer free HIV testing on Saturdays 2-6pm.
I’ve got some sexual health questions. How and where can I see a Health Trainer?
As well as offering HIV tests, our GMI Health Trainers work across London answering your sexual health questions and helping make sure as many gay and bi men know about HIV/STI testing, transmission and prevention. So, if you have a particular question, or are worried about the risks you’re taking sexually, feel free to come along to Ku Bar, or to any of the other locations where our Health Trainers work. Our Health Trainers can be seen at bars, clubs, saunas, clinics and one-off events across London so keep an eye on our calendar to see where they will be this week!
Can I make an appointment to see a Health Trainer?
Of course! We work with HIV negative and positive gay and bi men in London who are worried about the risks they are taking when they have sex, and who want non-judgemental support to play safe. We understand that a face-to-face meeting in one of our offices might be more appropriate in many instances and can book this at a time that suits you. We have offices in Vauxhall, Greenwich, Stepney Green and Hounslow and these are open daytime and evenings. If you’d like to make an appointment to chat to one of our Health Trainers please call Michael Mancinelli on 020 7791 9318 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the full range of free services the GMI Partnership offers please see our website.