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MESMAC NORTH EAST
FREE confidential 1 hour HIV testing available by appointment Monday-Friday, click HERE for information and times. Advice & information on HIV, testing and signposting.
MESMAC has a HIV positive men’s worker who works around the region developing services and offering 1-2-1 support on many issues.
Call: 0191 233 1333
PATIENT PARTICIPATION TEAM
The PPT is a group of HIV – positive people who have worked together in Newcastle Upon Tyne since 2003. Offering the opportunity to talk privately with another positive person about living with HIV. The service is confidential and non-judgmental. You can access 1-2-1 support from another HIV+ person, share stories and concerns with medical students and professionals, join the self – management program to help you take care of your health and needs, communicate with the NHS in meetings and feedback groups, join in regular social events and meetings. To make an appointment, ask your doctor, nurse or other health care professional at your clinic or contact the PPT at the phone number or email address below.
Call: 07855 375 773
For 1-2-1 support call: 07854 807 220
Email: Website: http://pptnewcastle.co.uk
BLUE SKY TRUST
Confidential service providing one to one and peer support to men, women and children affected by HIV in the North East.
Call:0191 281 5200
Write: Blue Sky Trust, PO Box 452, Gateshead. NE8 9DE.
Email: Website: www.blueskytrust.org
(Sexual Health in Newcastle – a Women’s Community Development Project).
SHINE offer free, confidential support and advice to women only around issues related to their sexual health.
SHINE works closely with MESMAC North East to offer information and signposting to lesbian and bisexual women.
SHINE work with:
Any women in Newcastle experiencing issues related to their sexual health and who want a safe environment to talk about it in, regardless of her sexual orientation, ethnic origin or social situation.
One-to-one advice (in our office or otherwise in the community)
Phone information and advice
Training and group sessions around various issues related to sexual health
Resources – condoms, lube etc. as well as leaflets around sexual health related issues.
3rd Floor, 11 Nelson Street, Newcastle. NE1 5AN
Email: Website: www.shinewomen.co.uk Call:0191 277 2048 Fax:0191 233 1551
tHrIVe NE has been launched by 3 activists in the Newcastle area who have recognised the need for a support and social group for those living with HIV and their friends and family. They are open to people from all backgrounds that are living with HIV and they are welcome to bring along a friend or relative. The social group meeting will be on 7th December at the Tyneside Cinema. For anyone interested in attending they can contact James on or 07506 671 744. You can find out more about THrIVe by visiting the Facebook page HERE! The Twitter account is @tHrIVe_NE
Middlesbrough General Hospital. James Cook University Hospital Lilian Lowery Clinical Nurse Specialist: HIV testing & support.
POSITIVE LIVING AT GADD
Confidential social and support service for all people affected by HIV, their families, partners and carers. Resource library also available.
Call:01325 35 55 51
PHILIP PARKINSON HOMECARE
Philip Parkinson Homecare offer specialist HIV positive homecare across the region.
Suite 12 Quay Level, St Peters Wharf, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE6 1TZ.
Call:0845 370 1230
Yorkshire MESMAC is a community based project that works with LGBT people and has HIV services available.
Head office in Leeds: PO Box 417, Leeds. LS1 5PN
Call: 0113 244 4209
NORTH YORKSHIRE AIDS ACTION
An organisation which provides confidential help and support to people living with HIV/AIDS, their carers and people who have been bereaved as a result of an AIDS related illness. In addition, work is also done to help inform and educate people about issues concerning HIV and AIDS.
Call: 01904 640024
HIV PREVENTION ENGLAND BULLETIN
NAM bulletin for anyone working in HIV prevention in England containing the latest news, events and research in the field.
NATIONAL AIDS MANUAL
Call: 0207 627 3200
MEDFASH is an independent charity dedicated to quality in HIV and sexual healthcare.
They have been supporting and guiding health professionals and policy-makers since 1987.
GAY MEN FIGHTING AIDS (GMFA)
Unit 42, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ.
Call:0207 738 6872
GEORGE HOUSE TRUST
National UK organisation
NAT ‘s new website with accurate up to date information. A really useful website with great resources.
NATIONAL AIDS TRUST
NAT is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to transforming society’s response to HIV.
Providing fresh thinking, expertise and practical resources.
NAT champion the rights of people living with HIV and campaign for change.
Quite scientific University-based site about HIV/AIDS with a comprehensive A-Z.
TERENCE HIGGINS TRUST
Call: THT Direct, freephone : 0808 802 1221 (between 10am and 8pm from Monday to Friday)
WORTH TALKING ABOUT
A great website with lots of sexual health information.
The UK’s HIV & AIDS magazine.
Call: 0207 564 2121
MAKING IT COUNT
Making it Count is the national HIV prevention strategic plan to prevent sexual HIV transmissions among gay men, bisexual men and other men that have sex with men (MSM) in England. Sigma Research(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Yorkshire MESMAC have launched an all new Making it Count website at www.makingitcount.org.uk on behalf of the CHAPS partnership. Building on the four printed editions of Making it Count (MiC) published in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2011, the content has been updated and reorganised to make it easier to navigate the wide range of information covered in the framework.
It includes information on:
- HIV among MSM in England
- The Making it Count approach
- Sexual risk and precaution
- Planning HIV prevention
The site also contains new information to help with commissioning, planning and delivering interventions. These (blue-button) sections help put the theory, goals and aims of MiC into the context of day-to-day activity, by describing the usual range of HIV prevention interventions commissioned and delivered. These sections contain 30 case studies of successful interventions from a variety of gay men’s health agencies across England, which also rotate across the homepage, alongside a newsfeed from NAM and a selection of downloadable MiC Briefing Sheets on specific topics of concern to HIV health promoters.
Where to find out more:
For confidential individual support, group support, the latest information, condoms and lube, and sexual health advice for positive men.
Call MESMAC on: 0191 233 1333
For sexual health check-ups, plus information about HIV and testing issues, Sexual Health clinics will be able to advise you, or put you in touch with clinics closer to you. Click on the leaflet image on the right to get a PDF of services available in Newcastle.
ALSO SEE THE MESMAC HIV DIRECTORY BOOKLET IN THE ONLINE DOWNLOAD LIBRARY SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE (under Our Services).