GMI Partnership

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GMI Partnership came together in 2008 to form a partnership between 3 London based charities: Spectra, METRO Charity, and Positive East.

Our mission is, ‘to provide high quality, holistic sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing services to people and communities with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.’ In order to achieve this, we draw on the expertise of the three longstanding charities established and trusted by their communities.

The charities have a long history of successfully delivering HIV prevention services and brought that experience to the GMI Partnership. We currently deliver HIV prevention services, primarily but not exclusively to, gay and bisexual men throughout London.

We are proud that we broke the mould in our successful approach by shifting the focus of HIV prevention to one-on-one support and outreach work. Today GMI is commissioned by London’s Local Authorities to implement outreach and HIV testing services on behalf of the London HIV Prevention Programme and the “Do It London” campaign.

GMI works in over 50 venues across London and is the major provider of MSM community-based HIV testing and other HIV prevention services including the free “Do It London” condoms you find in venues. Our teams can be found in a variety of venues and events such as: saunas, bars, clubs, fetish shops, large club nights, Pride in London, UK Black Pride & London Fetish Week….

Our services include:

  • STI screening (chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and syphilis) through our collaboration with the NHS
  • Information on PrEP to clients at risk of HIV through our work with Prepster and Public Health England; and
  • Extra pop up HIV testing clinics at particular times of the year such as National HIV Testing Week in November, as part of HIV Prevention England

Our greatest strengths include our collaborations with our partners such as the venues in London, Freedoms who supply our services users with condoms and lubricants, and our strong community roots delivering high-quality HIV and sexual health services. We currently support gay and bisexual men and trans people.

We aim to serve all of London’s diverse communities, by bringing services into the community and delivered by the community. For a up to date calendar of where we will be see: www.gmipartnership.org.uk/event

Services provided for

  1. BME/Black People
  2. LGBT+ People
  3. Men
  4. Non-UK Residents
  5. Other
  6. Women

Key areas of work

  1. Research
  2. Sexual Health

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