2013 GSK IMPACT Awards: Yorkshire MESMAC

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  • Posted:Thursday 16 May 2013

About Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC’s rapid HIV testing service costs just £47 per person, giving an immediate indicator of HIV status and the opportunity to promote good sexual health one-on-one.

Its ‘BLAST!’ project works with young men and boys involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in, sexual exploitation and is the only project of its type in Yorkshire for this gender.

MESMAC also provides counselling and a range of support groups and works with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities to tackle the underlying causes of physical and mental ill health.

What the judges thought

'MESMAC has a long history of supporting disadvantaged communities in relation to their sexual health and HIV status. It is an impressive organisation with demonstrable achievements. MESMAC is responding to a changing demographic, continuing to target its services and ensuring equal access.'

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