Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Over the festive period, LASS are closing due to Christmas and Bank Holidays.  In addition, some of our staff and volunteers are taking holiday or time out.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES

For Rapid HIV Testing

We are open for HIV Testing until 11am on Friday 23rd December.  We will be offering Rapid HIV testing on Wednesday and Thursday 28th & 29th December during opening hours of 9.30 to 4.30.

Regular Activities

We are open from 28th to 30th December from 9.30 to 4.30 pm for anyone who wants to use the services. We will be open again from 3rd January at 9am.  We are closed from Saturday 24th to Tuesday 27th December and re-open on 28th December at 9.30 am.

We will be closed over the New Year from 3pm on 30th December until Monday 2nd January 2012.

We will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January at 9am.

EMERGENCIES

There are a number of places that you can turn to for HIV/AIDS related help and advice.  The following web page lists services and support available for HIV, AIDS and sexual health in the UK.

http://www.avert.org/aids-help-uk.htm

If you are in severe pain and need immediate treatment, you should go to the Accident and Emergency (A & E) department at your nearest hospital. A & E is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, including public holidays.  Please remember that A & E is not an alternative to a GP and should only be used in an emergency

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

PEP is a course of HIV medication which you can take if you have been at risk of HIV infection. The course of HIV medication lasts 28 days and, if you start taking it within 72 hours of putting yourself at risk, it may be able to prevent you from becoming infected with HIV.  Further information on PEP can be found from the following links:

http://www.tht.org.uk/informationresources/hivandaids/postexposureprophylaxis

http://www.gmfa.org.uk/sex/hivandaids/pep

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