As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our organisation, our service users, volunteers and partner agencies.

We value our friendships with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come.

With appreciation to you all, the staff at LASS wish you a very merry Christmas and extend our best wishes for a happy New Year filled with peace and prosperity.

SEASONAL OPENING TIMES

We are closed throughout Christmas and New Year.  Our office closes on Friday, 23rd December.  We re-open on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017. HIV testing at LASS will close at 12:00 noon on Friday, 23rd December.

EMERGENCIES

There are a number of places that you can turn to for HIV/AIDS related help and advice.  The following web page lists services and support available for HIV, AIDS and sexual health in Leicester and Leicestershire http://www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk/getting-tested-and-clinics/clinics/

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

PEP is a course of HIV medication which you can take if you have been at risk of HIV infection. The course of HIV medication lasts 28 days and, if you start taking it within 72 hours of putting yourself at risk, it may be able to prevent you from becoming infected with HIV.  Further information on PEP can be found from the following link: http://www.aidsmap.com/Post-exposure-prophylaxis-PEP/page/1044883/

Healthcare Christmas Opening Times throughout Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland

At the time of year when the entire health system comes under increased pressure, people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being reminded to choose the right health service if they or a member of their family begin to feel unwell this winter.

You can find comprehensive information including contact telephone numbers, addresses and maps to all major healthcare providers within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland  over Christmas and New Year by  clicking here.