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Spectra @ The 2nd European ChemSex Forum

The 2nd European ChemSex Forum took place a few weeks ago in Berlin, and Spectra were able to send some of our team members to take part and up-skill on the latest news, findings and data. Joining fellow sexual health professionals from all over the globe, who had come together at the Mercure Hotel MOA […]

Spectra In Wandsworth – Young Persons Sexual Health Event

  Register to attend @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sexual-health-workshop-the-tooting-hub-tickets-44677356175   Enquiries to john@spectra-london.org.uk


TRANS PREP OPEN EVENING – FRIDAY MAY 18, 2018 A free evening of discussions, talks and information on many aspects of PrEP for people of Trans experience. HOSTED BY: SPECTRA TRANS SERVICES VENUE:  St. Anne’s Church, 55 Dean St, London W1D 6DR REGISTER @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spectra-trans-prep-event-tickets-44790137507 For more information, email:  trans@spectra-london.org.uk Message from Spectra CEO, Karen Skipper: ‘Spectra is delighted to be hosting this important evening for trans, non-binary and genderqueer people to come together in a friendly, informal setting to talk about PrEP.  Trans people at […]

Queer as Folk – TV History in The Making

As #LGBTHM18 draws to a close, Spectra Operations Manager John Dugdale talks Stuart, Vince and Nathan. As a teen in the 80s, there where many an iconic TV show to get hooked on, you could take your pic from Dynasty, Dallas or Neighbours through to more homegrown TV such as Doctor Who, London’s Burning and […]

HIV VOICES: Talking Progress

A series of creative workshops for those living with HIV Our friends at Positive East are looking for individuals to join them on a journey of creative exploration as part of a new creative writing and performance project. The sessions will be co-facilitated by performance poet, trainer and HIV activist Bakita Kasadha who uses writing […]

Spectra on Wandsworth Radio

SPECTRA IN WANDSWORTH On Friday, January 19, Spectra were invited to talk with Wandsworth Radio on their weekly Friday evening show Wandsworth Tonight, on air between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Ben Hoff, Spectra’s Integrative Counsellor & Mindfulness Teacher along with Oli O’Donohoe, Wandsworth Outreach Mentor spoke with show host Beth Ashemad Latham about the Spectra In […]

London joins #FastTrackCities

London signs up as a Fast-Track City, taking on the challenge to end new HIV infections whilst tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination. #FastTrackLDN On Wednesday 10th January 2018 I had the genuine pleasure and privilege of attending the historic signing ceremony for Fast Track Cities.  Held at City Hall, the Mayor of London and senior […]


Recently Spectra CEO Karen Skipper, contributed to the National Aids Trust blog StopHIVCuts.org HIV support services “plug the gap” left by wider funding cuts There is no doubt the effect funding cuts to HIV services are having. Last week a woman walked in to Spectra’s office in Ladbroke Grove, desperate for someone to talk to […]

#NHTW2017 & #WAD2017 ROUND-UP

With the whirlwind of activities for National HIV Testing Week 2017 and the lead up to and including World Aids Day behind us, we thought we’d pick out a few highlights from the two weeks. Over 40 Locations and venues stretched across Spectra’s commissioned boroughs, with almost 70 sessions, there are so many to choose […]

SPECTRA SERVICES @ HART (Hillingdon Aids Response Trust)

As part of the recent new Provision of Integrated Clinical & Non-Clinical HIV Prevention Service in Hillingdon, we now offer services in the Uxbridge, Hillingdon and surrounding areas of the borough. One of our valued locations and partners is HART (Hillingdon Aids Response Trust). We offer various services from their private premises on Windsor Street, […]



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