International Women's Day
Mar
9
12:00 pm12:00

International Women's Day

  • Curve Theatre

From the women who paved the way, to the women of today… International Women’s Day Leicester is for you!

Celebrating the achievements, diversity & unity of women, International Women’s Day Leicester brings together individuals & organisations to work together on providing a day of presentations, performances, stalls, exhibitions, workshops & more. This event to be held following International Women’s Day is an event you do not want to miss & there is still plenty of time to get involved.

They are inviting women to be a part of this occasion by joining the steering group, helping with co-ordination, making a donation, assisting with promotion or getting friends, colleagues & family to attend.

To get involved, contact Kainé Management on 0116 261 6840 or contact them by email to: info@kainemanagement.org.uk


Love, Sex & Relationships
Nov
26
2:00 pm14:00

Love, Sex & Relationships

  • Alino African Bar and Restaurant

Join us at our Health and wellbeing stall as we promote rapid HIV Testing, distribute condoms, dental dams and female condoms.  All the time combating stigma and discrimination.

Here, we engage with the general public discussing HIV, providing information and literature and encouraging people to test for HIV. 

 It Starts with MEselfie

Where an official It Starts with ME t-shirt and strike a pose, help us breakdown stigma and discrimination

LASS Open Day
Nov
26
11:00 am11:00

LASS Open Day

Join us as we celebrate the end of National HIV Testing week and begin to celebrate World AIDS Day.  We have a range of health related services on offer.  We're also providing lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Late Night HIV Testing
Nov
22
5:00 pm17:00

Late Night HIV Testing

For those who can't normally visit us during our normal opening hours, we're available this Tuesday evening delivering rapid HIV tests to all who drop in.

Some people think taking a HIV test is scary, but honestly it shouldn’t be. The condition is entirely manageable.  If you test positive, early detection, monitoring and effective treatment means that your life can largely carry on as before.

Incredible medical progress has been made in the last 20 years and HIV treatment is now very effective. If you are diagnosed with HIV before it has damaged your body and you are put on effective treatment, you can expect to live as long as anyone else.

HIV treatment aims to lower the amount of HIV in the body to undetectable levels. Global research, known as the PARTNER study, has found that HIV cannot be passed on when the virus is undetectable. In other words, if someone is on effective HIV treatment, it is extremely unlikely that he or she will pass on HIV to anyone else.

This is a massive breakthrough. It means that if everyone with HIV were on effective treatment, we could finally stop the spread of HIV. Until then, it is essential to use condoms to protect yourself.

For some people the idea of being tested for HIV is as simple as making a note in a calendar, an entry which sits comfortably beneath a dentist appointment and above a mother’s birthday. For others, the idea of making that appointment, or taking that long walk to the clinic, is one of the most nerve-wracking experiences they can imagine. However, in an age where the numbers of people diagnosed with HIV are increasing, has our natural fear of the unknown become a luxury we simply can’t afford?

Many years ago it was a scary disease. We called it AIDS and it became a name associated with sin and death. The massive number of infections, particularly in the gay community, were staggering, and as the death toll slowly crept up, nations across the world panicked. It’s impossible for any society to come through such a dark time and emerge unscathed, and so the fear of a silent killer left a scar on our cultural memory which has never really healed, and even in 2016, the mere mention of HIV and AIDS still has a way of stopping conversations.

Thankfully, things have changed since then and treatment for HIV is better now than it has ever been. People who have the condition are now finding that their lives have not changed completely, and they are still able to live as long and do all the same things they could before. It’s true that they now have a few additional concerns to think about but with the help of medication, HIV is now manageable.

HIV is no longer the death sentence it used to be and people are able to live, healthy and happy lives like they did before. However, this is thanks to the amazing progress we have made in treating the condition and we can only begin to do that when we make the decision to get tested and keep on top of our health. Late HIV diagnosis in Leicester is 13.8% higher than the average for England.  It’s a scary prospect to some and no one takes that for granted, but by taking the chance to be tested, you could be buying yourself years of life.

GET A HIV TEST AT LASS

Our Rapid HIV testing service is available Monday-Friday between 9am – 4pm.  You do not need an appointment.  This Tuesday, (22nd November) we're open until 9pm.

The free test is performed at our office on Regent Road, Leicester by qualified and experienced HIV testers.  The process usually takes around 15 minutes and you get the result straight away!  If you’re unsure, or would like to speak to someone about HIV Testing, please contact us.

Or you may prefer a free Home Sampling kit or buy a Home Testing kit from BioSure for £29.95.

LASS Open Day (HIV Testing)
Nov
19
11:00 am11:00

LASS Open Day (HIV Testing)

  • LASS

Join us as we celebrate the launch of National HIV Testing Week as we celebrate the journey of HIV & how far we have come since the 80s. 

Oxygen Nightclub
Nov
18
Nov 19

Oxygen Nightclub

  • Oxygen Nightclub

Join us at Oxygen where we distribute condoms and provide a wealth of HIV information.

BBC Radio Leicester
Nov
17
1:40 pm13:40

BBC Radio Leicester

Chief Executive Officer Jenny Hand and Trustee David Rowlands discuss HIV testing and PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) with Lukwesa Burak on BBC Radio Leicester.  Learn more about PrEP on our blog at this link,

Aug
3
1:00 am01:00

Skegness

Skegness Pleasure Beach is situated on the central seafront of Skegness it stretches from the Clock Tower Esplande to the Pier parallel to the beach.

A great seaside resort on the beautiful Lincolnshire coast, one of the top destinations for a seaside holiday in the UK. All tourist attractions in one location it’s a great place to spend a day out.  

There are a wide variety of rides designed to give pleasure and excitement to adults and children of all ages, an ideal destination for family holidays. The reasonable costs makes it a good choice for family budget holidays.

No charge for admission to the park. Ride tokens can be purchased from the kiosks within the park, Special wristbands are also on sale which entitle the wearer to unlimited free rides - fantastic value for those who just can't get enough!

 

Jun
29
3:00 pm15:00

HIV Basics

Our HIV Basics Training  empowers participants with basic information about HIV, transmission, risks, testing and statistics.

Participants will have greater understanding about HIV, why it is important to know their HIV status, where to get tested and how to prevent transmission of HIV.

To book your space at HIV Basics, please contact us.