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Spectra Coronavirus Advice

From Karen Skipper, Spectra CEO: Spectra Senior Management Team is following the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and keeping updated on Government advice. Links to that advice are below and we are asking everyone to read it and follow it closely.   The general Government advice can be found at the link below – the information is […]

Political Existences – Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility 2020

A Spectra TDoV Exhibition in association with photographer Emil Lombardo is coming this April. Please note that the actual exhibition is cancelled following current government recommendation for Covid-19. We will keep you updated with the latest information. About Political Existences is a series of portraits celebrating the diversity of the transgender community while questioning definitions […]

Spectra 2018-2019 Annual Report

Our 2018-2019 annual report is available now. Please read it here for more details. You can also contact us via info@spectra-london.org.uk to request a pdf version of this report. Loading…


In October 2018 the City Bridge Trust, who have funded Spectra’s Trans counselling service for the past three years, informed us of a film-making scheme “Telling Your Stories” ran in partnership with Media Trust.  Offering ten charitable projects they supported, to have a short film made about their work by a professional filmmaker. Spectra had […]


This iconic costume is one of the key items for a project funded by Wandsworth Oasis with Spectra to educate & inform MSM and Young People in Wandsworth, about HIV & STI prevention, plus increased Sexual Health Awareness. To continue the decline in HIV infection rates –  PHE recommends prevention message and reduction of high risk […]

Urgent action needed on routine commissioning of PrEP

Today we, along with 29 other charities and organisations, have written to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, to demand his promise of routine PrEP access by April 2020 is delivered. On Tuesday 29 October 2019, the Secretary of State was questioned in Parliament about future access to the HIV prevention drug, […]


The new Trans Learning Partnership* (TLP) led by Spectra, are proud to announce grant funding from the City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder.  This grant will fund the 18-month development phase of a larger programme, which will establish a platform to share and evaluate service level information, outcomes and good practice, […]


November 30 was the 10th Annual Red Run in Victoria Park, East London. Below is a gallery of the day’s events, including some of Team #Run4Spectra2019, some famous faces meeting Gaia at our stall and the general awesomeness of the day. Enjoy!

Gaia @ the W.H.O.

Our amazing creation Gaia, supported via a grant from Wandsworth Oasis, continues to create impact. A set of six photographs cataloguing Spectra Programme and Volunteering Manager Anthony Hunte’s transformation from himself into Gaia for London Pride 2019, was accepted for an exhibition at the 2019 European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) Conference.   The series of […]


Join us in asking local candidates to pledge their support for action on HIV and sexual health. The general election is a crucial opportunity to raise the profile of HIV and the need to address sexual health inequalities. Please add your voice to our campaign. We have come a long way since the 1980s. While […]

Red Run 2019 – A Personal Journey

What a difference a year makes! In this picture the left image was taken on September 20th, 2018 and the right image, September 24th, 2019. Operations Manager at Spectra, and one of #Run4TeamSpectra2019 for this years’ World AIDS Day Red Runners on November 30, 2019 tells us about his experience of last year’s run and […]


Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP Minister for Women and Equalities Sanctuary Buildings 16-20 Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BT 2nd September 2019 Urgent request to intervene: Funding for sexual health services Dear Minister, We are writing to you as sexual health and HIV organisations to express our concern at the current funding situation for sexual […]

Following the current government advice in response to Covid -19, Spectra is suspending all our face to  face services until further notice. These include sexual health outreach and HIV & STI testing.


If you are seeking HIV & STI tests, you can get a home testing kit from https://www.shl.uk/.


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