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We all have of preconceptions of the types of people that catch

Sexually Transmitted Infections. But the truth is, if you are

sexually active then you are just as likely to catch an STI

than any one else. Learn more about the prevention and

treatment of STI’s online or directly at the centre.


people living with HIV in the UK since 2014


of people living with HIV are unaware of their infection


of people accessing HIV care are BAME


of black Africans were diagnosed with HIV late

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Santos, Sexpression Leicester

VAL will continue to work with East Midlands Sexual Health to promote volunteering opportunities and to explore ways to work together in the future

Carolyn Newman

Voluntary Action Leicestershire.

East Midlands Sexual Health are a vital service to the public. I had the pleasure of working with them recently and was impressed with the range of services they offer.

Theresa Peltier

Former chair of Derbyshire Black Police Association

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, providing a judgement free environment where people can become empowered to be themselves.

Lisa Gertson

Registered NHS Dietitian

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The National HIV Prevention Programme

The National HIV Prevention Programme

We’re delighted to announce that registration for the HPE Conference 2020 is now open. The National HIV Prevention programme will explore ways to improve the nation’s sexual health, reduce the rising rates in sexually transmitted infections and reach zero new HIV...

Positive? Awareness of and Attitudes to HIV

Positive? Awareness of and Attitudes to HIV

‘Sex and the Law’ offers innovative Training and Awareness-Raising assets to build capacity and support Constabularies and other related Criminal Justice Agencies to understand and develop a working knowledge of issues related to sexual rights, diversity and...

Healthy, happy and Pregnant – ‘Mother to Mentor’

Healthy, happy and Pregnant – ‘Mother to Mentor’

'Mother to Mentor' Project. We know that pregnancy is a vulnerable time for any women and HIV adds a further complexity which can impact emotionally on the pregnancy process regardless of any clinical support within the medical model. The rationale for this program is...

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East Midlands Sexual Health (EMSH). Charity Number: 1171488

East Midlands Sexual Health (EMSH). Charity Number: 1171488

Date of Constitution: 24th March 2021, Agreed at AGM  Name. The name of the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“the CIO”) is East Midlands Sexual Health (EMSH)National location of principal office. The principal office of the CIO is in...

East Midlands Sexual Health 2nd Annual General Meeting

East Midlands Sexual Health 2nd Annual General Meeting

NOTICE: the 2nd Annual General Meeting of East Midlands Sexual Health (Formerly LASS) will be held on 24th March 2021 from 7.30 – 8.30 pm. Due to Covid19 lockdown restrictions the meeting will be held online by Zoom. The following link provides an...

Leicestershire Police – EMSH

Leicestershire Police – EMSH

The role of the Leicestershire police has always been to protect our communities. As the country is currently facing a National Emergency from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Chief Constable from the Leicestershire Police has sent a message reassuring that their...

PrEP Meds And COVID-19 – What You Need To Know

PrEP Meds And COVID-19 – What You Need To Know

What is PrEP? PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is a pill taken before sex to prevent infection. In fact, PrEP meds greatly reduce the risk of becoming HIV positive.  Free access to PrEP depends on where you live in the UK. NHS Scotland or NHS Wales for...

East Midlands Sexual Health – Coronavirus Update

East Midlands Sexual Health – Coronavirus Update

Here in this blog we will include the latest information about the services and the help that the Blaby District Council will be offering during this difficult time. Further updates will be regularly posted in the following page:...

VAL Volunteering – COVID-19

VAL Volunteering – COVID-19

Do you want to volunteer your time and help support your local community during the COVID-19 outbreak?  Our country is facing a National Emergency from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In front of this unprecedented time, we are looking for volunteers to...

Open for Business – EMSH!

Open for Business – EMSH!

It's official, we're open and have transformed from LASS - 'Leicestershire AIDS Support Services' to East Midlands Sexual Health.   We cover many aspects of sexuall health including: Sexual rights Men & Boys Gender & Sexuality Women and Girls Queer &...

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Leicester City Council: Lockdown restrictions in Leicester to be extended for at least two weeks

On 29 June Leicester City Council published the lockdown extension article.  It explains that people in Leicester and its outlying areas are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be asked to close.

This means the city’s bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not open on July 4 as planned, and shops that were allowed to open on 15 June will have to close again from today 30 June.

The latest figures obtained by the city council show that 3,216 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Leicester since the start of the epidemic. Of these, 944 cases were reported in the last two weeks. These figures include the number of patients and staff testing as positive in hospitals, known as Pillar 1 figures, and positive cases identified in testing centres, known as Pillar 2. The council did not previously have access to the Pillar 2 data, but this is now being provided on a weekly basis.

People in Leicester are being advised to stay at home if they can, to maintain two metre social distancing, ensure good hand hygiene and to strictly limit their contact with others from outside their own household.  Anyone who thinks they have symptoms should stay at home along with the rest of their household until they have been tested. Anyone who tests positive should stay at home for seven days, and members of their household should stay at home for 14 days.

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