LGBT+ sexual health

If you're part of the LGBT+ community, you can access various services to help protect your sexual health and wellbeing.

Get advice and support 

Visit the NHS website for: 

Get PEP (post-exposure HIV medication) 

PEP, short for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a treatment that can significantly reduce your chances of infection when started soon after being sexually exposed to HIV.  

If you are HIV-negative and think you have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours, you can walk into any sexual health clinic without an appointment to get PEP for free. 

Note: HIV tests might only detect HIV weeks or months after infection, so it's advisable to visit a clinic even if you've tested within 72 hours of any suspected exposure to HIV. 

PEP walk-in clinics 

Find more PEP walk-in clinics on the CNWL website 

How to get PrEP (HIV prevention medication) 

PrEP, short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, significantly reduces your chances of contracting an HIV infection. People with an increased risk of HIV are eligible to get PrEP for free.  

Visit the CNWL website if you would like to start or receive more PrEP 

Trans and non-binary helpline 

Mindline Trans+ is a confidential helpline for people who identify as trans, non-binary or gender fluid. The helpline is operated by people who are trans, non-binary, or allies.  

For more information on gender dysmorphia, visit: 

LGBT+ support groups 

  • Wise Thoughts - a pioneering LGBT+ and BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) arts charity based in Wood Green 
  • LGBT Foundation - LGBTQ+ mental health and wellbeing charity
  • Stonewall - provides advice and information about LGBT+ workplace inclusion 
  • LGBT Switchboard - the national LGBT+ support line to discuss anything related to sexuality and gender identity.