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HIV

The Wolverton provides comprehensive specialist care for people living with HIV in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment.

We offer face-to-face, telephone and video appointments with all of our consultants and clinical nurse specialist.

All appointments are booked in advance with specific consideration to your needs and circumstances.

Please do not attend for a face-to-face appointment if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been told to self-isolate. Please call 020 8974 9331 to discuss.

If you are living with HIV you are considered to be ‘clinically vulnerable’ because of a slightly higher risk than average of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms.

However, in nearly all cases, you do not need to do anything different to the current government advice on how to protect yourself against COVID-19. Only a very small number of people living with HIV are considered ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’. Please discuss any concerns you may have with your HIV doctor or nurse.

Currently 4 vaccines against COVID-19 are available in the UK. All 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. You can book a vaccine via the NHS website.

In an emergency please dial 999 or attend your nearest Accident & Emergency Department.

For health concerns related to HIV or its treatment please call us:

  • Call Centre: 020 8974 9331
  • Pharmacist: 020 8934 2844
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist: 020 8934 6220

For health concerns that are not related to HIV or its treatment please contact your GP, local pharmacist or the NHS by calling 111 or using their online support:

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms please do not attend a health care setting unless it is an emergency. Please contact the NHS by calling 111 or using their online support:

For sexual health or contraception concerns please read the pages available on our website before contacting us.

Other hospitals and clinics do not have access to your medical information held by The Wolverton. Please let the team providing your care in any Accident & Emergency Department or hospital ward know that you are HIV positive and under our care so that we can support with specialist advice. 

We are no longer able to run a walk in service. Please do not attend the service without calling first. If you do attend the service during our call centre opening times without an appointment you will be assessed for emergency care and safety and then assisted to book a future appointment for an appropriate time.