We provide sexual health information and advice, testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, one-to-one support and advice as well as wellbeing groups for people living with or affected by HIV, across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

We raise awareness in local communities and at venues where the LGBTQ+ community, sex workers, those who misuse substances, and minoritised communities can access us. We also offer outreach at colleges and universities as well as providing training and consultancy.

Our Bristol services are commissioned by Unity Sexual Health.

If something's not right down below, or if you need sexual health or contraceptive advice, Unity services might be right for you.

Our services


We run a weekly walk-in sexual health clinic at East Trees Health Centre (BS5 6SD).

No appointment is needed. We offer advice, testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV, and free condoms and lube.

Please note no examinations or prescriptions for medicine can be provided at this clinic.

The clinic is open:

  • Every Monday, 9.30am to 3pm
  • Alternate Thursdays, 9.30am to 3pm

More sexual health services

List of sexual health services available in Bristol (this link will take you to the Unity site)

In-person services at our offices are by pre-booked appointment only.

If you can't find the information you need here, please email [email protected].

Sex worker breakfast

Our sex worker breakfasts offer a social space that includes food, sexual health/safer sex supplies and opportunities for mutual aid, all in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

For details of the next event, please email [email protected].

Meet Kate Lemon, Service Manager

Kate Lemon holding placard

What does your job involve?

I am responsible for planning and delivery of health promotion work in Bristol for Unity Sexual Health (an NHS service).

This means I oversee our support service for people living with HIV which is delivered by just one person across the whole of Bristol and South Gloucestershire!

I also organise a programme of events and activities throughout the year, which include community outreach testing in health centres, universities, massage parlours, saunas and other sex on premises sites, plus hostels for women with complex needs and men released from prison. The team also delivers training to practitioners and community groups.

What most excites you about your work?

Well, it is never boring! Many people struggle to access mainstream clinics and services locally and it is rewarding to be able to support them and provide the information they need.

Meet Bonnie, Senior Wellbeing Specialist


How did you start at Terrence Higgins Trust?

I started as a volunteer for Aled Richards Trust in 1994, which was similar organisation to Terrence Higgins Trust but for Bristol, set up by his friends and family in 1985 after his death. Having just lost a friend from an AIDS-defining illness, I was so saddened and angry with the discrimination that my friend faced not only by their family but also friends.

I trained as a Buddy, which was someone that supported someone until they died. Aled Richards Trust merged with Terrence Higgins Trust in 2000 and I worked as a volunteer until 2003 when I was successful in a job interview as a coordinator at Terrence Higgins Trust.

What does your job involve?

My work involves one-to-one work with people living with HIV, running health and wellbeing sessions, including a bi-monthly women’s support group which was set up around 36 years ago by the Aled Richards Trust. This year I was also part of the Common Bond conference which ran in Bristol this year, bringing together 30 women from England, Scotland and Wales.

What most excites you about your work?

I remain committed to supporting people living with HIV and fighting discrimination, as I have done since losing my friend all those years ago. Mine is a job you can’t just do! I feel very privileged to be part of Terrence Higgins Trust and very proud of the work we do.