With locations and events across London you can access all our sexual health & well-being services free at the point of use.
Free, rapid testing for HIV delivered daily by our friendly staff. Come and see us at any of the many outreach testing sessions we offer on a daily basis.
, or drop in to our office to test daily between 11am and 5pm.
Check our website calendar for a list of where and when you can find our testing sessions. Free condoms and health support also available at all sessions.
If you plan to come to our office, please book your appointment before travelling to us. No appointment is necessary for any sessions outside of the main office.
Please note that if you need a written HIV test result (Negative HIV test certificate), Spectra will charge £25 to cover the costs. You are required to bring a photo ID and have the rapid HIV test in our office. Please book your appointment.
Please note that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our face to face testing service is reduced. However, we are providing you with three options to get the test done.
Free condoms, lube and safer sex packs available from Spectra at all our outreach sessions and from our offices. Come along to our office or to one of our many outreach venues to pick yours up. Check our Event Calendar for a list of where and when you can find us.
If you are MSM or of trans experience you can sign up for our 24s bulk condoms and lube service
In response to COVID-19, we are currently offering free condoms and lube postal service for men who have sex with men and anyone needing them.
Spectra offers arrange of services to trans, non-binary and gender-diverse people. Spectra’s services are delivered by people of trans experience themselves in a friendly, safe, confidential, non-judgmental and accessible space.
Go to our trans services page for more information.
Please note that our face to face testing service is now suspended due to the current Coronavirus pandemic until further notice.
Are you worrying about any Sexually Transmittable Infections (STIs) other than HIV? We have partnered with some NHS services to provide STI self-sampling service.
We have the STI sampling kits. Or, you can bring your own (free order available from https://www.shl.uk). The service provides testing for a range of sexually transmitted infections including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C via samples you collect here. We will help you to collect your blood sample. This service is available to people aged 16 and over who are London residents.
Do you worry about your health? Fancy a free, quick to complete health check? Our friendly staff offer individual health checks which include Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, HIV test and a health questionnaire.
No appointment necessary – check the calendar on our website for when we are near you, or if you prefer to make an appointment you can call us on 0800 587 8302
Aim 1: Empowering people to achieve their life aspirations, and make positive choices about their health, wellbeing and social welfare.
Aim 2: Reduce stigma, discrimination and inequalities by providing accurate information, education, and case-based advocacy support.
Aim 3: Challenge, Inform, and Influence public policy in areas of gender, sexuality, trans status, intersectionality and social stigma.
The experience and accumulated wisdom of Spectra’s staff/facilitators shines through, and their sensitivity to each of our very varied life experiences is invaluable. I really can’t thank all of you enough for providing, in the first place, a forum for us to meet and make sense of things, and secondly, for providing a gateway for us to explore life on our own terms, cognisant of who we are and confident in how we live our lives.
I wanted to officially thank Spectra for your work with us over National HIV Testing Week 2017 in Kingston. Fantastic to work with your team, all experienced and show such professional enthusiasm. A model we will repeat again for sure.
I would also add that the liaison with Anthony, Spectra Programme and Volunteer Manager, has always been excellent, friendly and efficient. Spectra are always ready to say ‘yes’ and go the extra distance in terms of getting our local needs met in planning NHTW activities, and other outreach projects.
Maybe not as tough as things have been for so many, but have really really struggled so far & past few years trying to hold my head above suicidal has been the goal each day. Feel like I’ve found a home & a safe(r) place to be able to exist. Difficult to put this feeling into words. Especially as a transitioning parent, having somebody like Jack facilitate, kinda rocked my small world in ways bigger than I have words for. Endless love & thank you from places deeper than I can express.