Trade Sexual Health

Free, confidential health advice, information,
services & support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual
and trans communities of Leicester,
Leicestershire & Rutland

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How we can help

Trade offers FREE and confidential advice, information, support and services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We believe that by providing you with these services, you will be able to make more informed choices about your sexual health and overall health. 

Dosti - support & social group

A support and social group for South Asian & Middle Eastern LGBTQ people; more details can be found here.

Testing Services at Trade

- Kwik Prick - rapid HIV testing

Trade provides a rapid HIV testing service for LGB&T individuals. Using only a ‘finger prick’ of blood our test can possibly detect HIV from as little as 4 weeks ago. Drop-in available every Monday, or make an appointment for another time; for more info about the Kwik Prick test go here.

- CLINIC xtra

Trade now offer a full sexual health screening for LGB&T individuals right from the Trade office on a weekly basis every Friday between 12-2pm. To find out more go here.

Men’s Clinics

Working in partnership with the Leicester Sexual Health Services, Trade provides a weekly full sexual health testing service within all of Leicester’s gay saunas. Go here for more details.

Information regarding testing for STIs and HIV

Information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV testing is available from Trade, helping you understand what happens during a sexual health test, what tests are available within Leicester & Leicestershire, and where you can get them; for more information on testing contact the Trade office. More details can be found here.

High Five support & social group

A support and social group for gay or bisexual men who are directly affected by HIV; more details can be found here.

Telephone help and advice

Information, help and advice is available via the telephone during office hours. Contact details can be found here

Sexual health and HIV information

Trade provides a range of HIV and sexual health information booklets, leaflets and one-to-one support and advice.

Safer sex advice and support

Available over the phone, via the internet, email, or in person, Trade staff can give you information and advice on how to have the best sex with the least harm. You can look here for more safer-sex information.

Free 'safer sex' packs for gay and bisexual men living in Leicestershire

These can be ordered by filling out an order form on our website here. You can also pick up our safer-sex packs in most of Leicester’s LGB&T venues and also by dropping into the Trade office.

Safer sex resources for lesbian and bisexual women and for all LGB&T folk living in Leicester City can be picked up from the Trade office.

Support in 'coming out', sexuality and relationships

If you have any concerns or issues around ‘coming out’, your sexuality or relationships you can speak to a Trade worker; drop-in at Trade or contact us to make an appointment.

One-to-one emotional and practical support

Trade offers one-to-one practical advice and emotional support for the LGB&T community; to book an appointment drop-in at Trade or contact us.

Counselling service

Counselling is a talking therapy that involves talking to a counsellor about your issues. Counsellors are trained to listen with empathy and can support you in dealing with negative thoughts and feelings; you can find more details about our service here.

Support for people involved in same-sex domestic abuse

Support is available for anyone who has been involved in same-sex domestic abuse; contact us for more information.

Community events including outreach on the scene and Leicester Pride

Trade runs a variety of community outreach events aiming at informing the local community about local health issues and services available for LGB&T individuals. Contact us for more information.

Volunteering opportunities

We run a wide variety of volunteering opportunities, from producing safer-sex packs to volunteering as a fully trained rapid HIV tester. If you would like more information on our current opportunities, click here.