Talk Openly, Take Control, Test Regularly

Published: 04 August 2023
Last updated: 21 February 2024
A person being pricked in the finger as part of a sexual health test.

Book an in-person sexual health screening, order an at-home STI & HIV testing kit or come to one of our clinics.

Get tested with LGBT Foundation 

We’re so excited to announce that the refurbishment is complete and our clinic rooms in our centre at Fairbairn House are ready! 

Use our booking system below to choose your testing method or reach out to us at if you have any questions.

If you are sexually active, getting tested for STIs and HIV is an essential part of taking care of your overall health. LGBT Foundation provides free, confidential, and non-judgmental STI and HIV testing services for LGBTQ+ people aged 18+ and men who have sex with men across Greater Manchester.  

Our staff will guide you through the process and provide support if needed. 

Order a Home Testing Kit

Home testing kits are available for LGBTQ+ people and men who have sex with men, aged 18 and over living across Greater Manchester. Book a phone consultation to talk with a member of the team, just so that we can check if you know how to use the kit and to see if you need any information or support. Use the booking form above to get a test with us.


Our staff will go through a well-being assessment with you and test for the following: 

  • Chlamydia (14 days) 
  • Gonorrhoea (14 days) 
  • Hepatitis B&C (90 days) 
  • HIV (45 days) 
  • Rapid HIV test (90 days) 
  • Syphilis (90 days) 

The number of days refers to the time needed after exposure to the infection, for the test to provide an accurate result, this is called a window period.

What is PEP?

PEP is an emergency course of medication that can help stop you from getting HIV after potential exposure. You can get PEP from your nearest sexual health clinic, or from an A&E department.

If you are not living with HIV and have had unprotected sex in the last 72 hours, you might benefit from PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis). To find out more visit our PEP page

What is PrEP? 

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It involves a person who doesn’t have HIV, regularly taking a pill to reduce their risk of HIV infection.

It takes some time for the right levels of PrEP to be in your system and this needs to be maintained, particularly if you think you might have more riskier sex encounters. To find out more visit our PrEP page.

Have you heard of U=U?

The term Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) is a really powerful way that we can help reduce the fear that many people still have of HIV and the stigma this creates for people living with HIV.

Studies have shown that someone with an undetectable viral load is unable to pass the virus on to someone else. To find out more visit our U=U page.

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