Health Information

Welcome to MESMAC Northeast's Health Information page your go-to resource for overall well-being in Newcastle's LGBT community. Discover important information on safe sex practices, with an emphasis on preventing various forms of HIV. We are dedicated to raising sexual health awareness and offering practical help.

Explore information on LGBT-friendly mental health, taking care of the particular difficulties that gay people could encounter. Discover handy locations across the city where you can get free tests, guaranteeing proactive healthcare for our UK community.

Safe Sex

For safe sex within the LGBT community, including HIV-positive persons, consider the following advice.

  • Consistent Condom Use: To lower the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted illnesses, use condoms consistently and appropriately.
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Consider PrEP, an HIV-prevention medicine, especially if you are at a high risk.
  • Therapy as Prevention (TasP): If HIV-positive, follow antiretroviral therapy, which not only controls the virus but also greatly minimises the risk of transmission.
  • Regular Testing: Both partners should be tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections on a regular basis to ensure early identification and proper treatment.
  • Communication: Talk openly with your partner about sexual health, HIV status, and preferences so you can make educated decisions together.

Explore safe sex, HIV+ advice, and UK mental health recommendations on our website.

Mental Health

Nurture your well-being with these mental health suggestions:

  • Prioritise Self-Care Routines: Get enough sleep, eat nutritious foods, and engage in enjoyable activities.
  • Seek Supportive Social Connections: Develop meaningful connections inside and outside of the LGBT community.
  • Consider Professional Counselling Options: Confidential advice from professionals might give coping skills.
  • Participate in Stress-Reducing Activities: Identify stressors and incorporate relaxation techniques into your routine.
  • Practice Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques: Mindfulness and meditation can help you feel better emotionally.

Please visit the sections of our website dedicated to UK men's mental health and mental health emergencies for more complete information.

Where to Get a Checkup

Explore our website's News section and accompanying pages for important information on where gay men in Newcastle can get free HIV and STI testing. Stay informed about local clinics, UK outreach programmes, and community events that provide these critical services.

MESMAC Northeast is committed to increasing sexual health knowledge and accessibility in the LGBT community. Visit on a frequent basis to get information and tools to help you focus on your sexual health and wellness.