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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CLINIC xtra - LGB&T clinic

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we are currently not offering any Clinic xtra services. 

We are now offering weekly remote HIV assisted testing services online every Monday between 12:00 – 17:00 via Microsoft Teams. Click here for more information

If you can, please still access a full sexual health screening via online STI postal testing kits. Click here to order.

We understand that in some cases having a HIV test kit delivered to your place of residence and/or carrying out the test at home may not be feasible or convenient for several reasons. If so, please contact us to discuss other options available for you.

If you are displaying symptoms of any sexually transmitted infections, you are advised to call the Haymarket Health clinic on 0300 124 0102 for a phone consultation during their usual opening hours.

CLINIC xtra - The full sexual health check for LGB&T communities

At the end of 2015 Trade has opened full sexual health screening at their offices in partnership with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Sexual Health Services.

The aim of this service is to allow lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people to access all the screening expected from a local NHS sexual health clinic in an informal setting in Leicester City Centre.

The screening involves the choice of two types of tests, depending on your history, you may be advised to complete both;

  • Urine sample and/or swab tests from the throat/rectum/cervix (whichever is applicable) to test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

  • Blood testing for syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C (where advised).

(You can find more information about above listed sexually transmitted infections and sexual health here)

The clinic is in a private room on site to ensure confidentiality. All information is kept strictly confidential and clients will be notified about the results within 10 - 14 days through text asking to contact the clinic. This would be the case only if results are positive for any of the tests, otherwise, if you are not contacted, then you can assume that all of your results are negative.

The weekly clinics are targeted to all members of LGB&T communities and we particularly welcome lesbian and trans communities who may appreciate professional, informal and supportive atmosphere at Trade.

We called it CLINIC xtra as we would like to welcome our clients to service beyond medical. While waiting in the drop in area, clients can catch up on the latest news, find out about Trade services, or talk to Trade worker available on site. Safer sex packs are also available and free to take away with a variety of resources available.

Hepatitis B/HPV Vaccination Programme

If you have not yet been vaccinated against Hepatitis B or HPV, the nurse can offer you the vaccinations for free at CLINIC xtra if you are identified as within a high-risk group

You might be given a blood test before you’re vaccinated which shows if you've already had hepatitis B. If you have you’re now immune, can’t get it again and don't need the vaccine.

The vaccinations are given as two or three injections over four weeks. You only get the full protection if you have had all three of the injections. A blood test 8 weeks after the last injection will show if the vaccine has worked. After 5 years you may need another booster injection.

The HPV vaccinations are only available to gay and bisexual men, and other men having sex with men, aged 45 or under, and are given over the course of 6 months. You only get the full protection if you have had all three of the injections.

In order to receive the vaccinations, the nurse needs to know in advance which sauna clinic session you want to attend in order to start the vaccination programme. Vaccinations are not available if you just turn up on the day without having notified us that you're attending for a vaccination.

To book your Hepatitis B and/or HPV vaccination, called Leicester Sexual Health on 0300 124 0102.

CLINIC xtra Details

Date: Every Friday
Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm (last screening at 1:30pm)
Place: Trade, 2nd Floor, 27 Bowling Green Street, Leicester, LE1 6AS

To book an appointment, please text your name to 07810 550360. The nurse will call you back within 24 hours (weekday only) to book you in.

Cancelled Clinics

Unfortunately, due to nursing availability and public holidays, there will be no CLINIC xtra on the following dates:

  • No cancelled clinics, woohoo!

If you need to access sexual health services over this period, please attend your local sexual health service, click here for more details.