HIV

ribbonHIV is a treatable infection these days - that's why we encourage everyone to take an HIV test from time to time, as people getting sick from HIV or developing AIDS can be prevented. Treatment for people who haven't needed it before can be as simple as one pill per day - with suprisingly few side-effects.

For the latest information on HIV treatments visit www.aidsmap.com. If you are interested in taking part in a clinical trial ask your doctor or nurse for more details.

HIV medications need to be taken every day and sometimes this can be difficult. We have a specialist Pharmacist who is here to help. For interactions between HIV medications and other drugs check out www.hiv-druginteractions.org

People with HIV can sometimes feel a little low or depressed, or may have problems with their memory. We have a Psychologist here to help, ask your doctor or nurse if you would like to be referred.

We are currently fundraising through our charity campaign POSITIVE OUTLOOK to redevelop the HIV clinic to offer a wider range of services in state-of-the-art surroundings. Get involved in shaping the future of your service - or just meet like-minded people - at our Women's Group.

For details on the full range of services on offer to people with HIV, check out our FIRST POINT page

*NEW* Being on treatment with an undetectable viral load reduces the risk of passing HIV on through sex CLICK HERE