Whatever your age, gender, culture or sexuality, at ECHO we offer a friendly and inclusive drop-in service and pre-booked appointments.
Coming out is when someone who is gay, lesbian or bisexual tells the people around them about their sexuality. This can be difficult and people may worry that others will treat them differently once they know.
Even though it can be scary, most people feel that coming out is important as it means they can be honest about how they feel and not keep an important part of their life hidden.
For many people, admitting to themselves that they’re gay, bisexual or lesbian can be hard for many reasons.
Do you think you could be gay, lesbian or bisexual? If you feel this is something that may affect you, please come and see a member of our team at ECHO. Alternatively click on some of the links below to read more:
Post-exposure prophylaxis after sexual exposure (PEPSE). More information about PEPSE can be foundhere
Proctoscopy – this is an examination using a plastic tube to check for STI’s in your bum. This is only carried out if there are symptoms there, or concerns
while we don’t offer PrEP (the HIV drug, pre-exposure prophylaxis) we routinely screen for associated infections
People with very high risk of catching HIV may decide to take medication that reduces the risk considerably. PrEP is not currently funded by the NHS but there are discussions going on to offer this service soon. Find out more here.