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
Spectra works to improve the choices, health and well-being of people like you. We work with all people, often from diverse and marginalised communities, empowering positive, informed choices about health, including sexual health, emotional resilience and wellbeing, and working with you to combat isolation and risk.
We provide supportive, knowledgeable, non-judgemental services which are all peer led, meaning they are delivered by people from the communities we work with themselves. We are proactive in identifying the needs of all our clients and supporting them.
We aim for knowledgeable, aware and empowered individuals and communities who have clear, accurate, credible and non-judgemental wellbeing and health information and quality services that are relevant and accessible.
Mission Aim One: Empowering individuals to make positive choices about their health and wellbeing.
Mission Aim Two: Reducing stigma, discrimination and inequality by providing accurate information, education, support and challenge.
Mission Aim Three: Delivering innovative peer support services using new technologies and strong evidence bases.
Mission Aim Four: Identifying and responding to need within communities.
Thank you for doing a wonderful job in raising awareness amongst the gay community. Only through actions like this and people like you, will we stand strong and united. Best wishes for all the team!
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.
I live near Heathrow in Hillingdon and actually registered with a GP + Heart of Hounslow because of the association with Spectra. There are no visible signs of LGBT services in Hillingdon borough and I lack confidence in GPs being supportive.