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HIV Care

Overview of Services

Update for patients with appointments at the Wolverton Centre

We are offering face-to-face HIV clinics at the Wolverton Centre for people who need to have blood tests or a physical examination. We also offer virtual appointments by telephone or video call. If you are shielding, in quarantine, or not sure whether you need to come for a face-to-face appointment, please call 020 8974 9331 and ask to speak to Jessico Osorio, our specialist nurse.

Temporary changes to the HIV service

  • If you are due to run out of medication in the next 3 weeks, please call the clinic as soon as possible (see contact details below)
  • We aim to check your viral load once a year in nearly all cases. Please call us if you think your blood tests are due

If you are not registered for home delivery, you can have your medication delivered to some local Boots stores or collect your repeat prescription from Kingston Hospital outpatient pharmacy. Our specialist pharmacist Amy Moore can answer questions about prescriptions.

For those who are already registered for home delivery, medicines will be delivered as normal.

If you have any questions or concerns, here are our contact details:

  • Amy Moore, Principal Pharmacist – 020 8934 2844
  • Jessica Osorio, Clinical Nurse Specialist – 020 8934 6220
  • Email address for Medical Secretaries  –
  • General HIV and Sexual Health Clinic Call Centre – 020 8974 9331

Call Centre opening times: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8.00am – 3.30pm. Tuesday, Wednesday: 12.00pm – 7.30pm

Coronavirus: Information for patients and visitors

Please click here to see the latest information and advice for patients and visitors planning to attend Kingston Hospital.

About the COVID-19 vaccine

  • There are two vaccines against COVID-19 currently available in the UK. Both of the vaccines are safe for people living with HIV.
  • We recommend that everyone living with HIV should be offered vaccination against COVID-19.
  • We recommend that you make sure your GP is aware of your HIV status. If your GP does not know about your HIV status, you could miss out on the vaccine by being placed in a lower-risk group
  • For more information about HIV and COVID-19 see the British HIV Association or Terrence Higgins Trust websites.

HIV Consultant Clinics
These are consultant led clinics for HIV treatment and care.

HIV Nurse Clinics
The HIV nurse is your point of contact for any enquires you may have about your HIV care.
Appointments are available for:
– Pre-appointment blood tests
– Hepatitis vaccination
– Sexual health screening

HIV Dietician
Good nutrition is very important for people with HIV infection. The dietician is available on Thursdays only from 9.30am – 12.30pm to help you with: achieving a balanced diet, management of symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss and lipodystrophy, use of prescribed nutritional supplements and eating well on a limited budget.