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Covid-19 & HIV

Please be assured that this service is continuing to provide quality care for your ongoing condition, but we will be making some changes to our usual routines. We will make sure we keep you fully informed by text message and website updates.

We are following advice from both the Government and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital Trust about when face to face appointments should be converted to telephone appointments.

At present we will be advising all our clients by text message whether or not they need to keep their booked appointment here in clinic, or whether they should make sure they are free to receive a phone call instead.

Those people who are advised that they will be having a telephone appointment will be contacted on the same day and within 1 hour of their booked clinic appointment time.

Anyone whose appointment is converted to a telephone call will still get their medication in the usual way. 

HIV Shielding & Social Distancing 

  • If you are taking treatment daily, your viral load is undetectable and your most recent CD4 count was over 200, you should follow the same social distancing advice as the general population social distancing advice

 

  • If your CD4 count is between 50 and 200, and/or you are not taking HIV treatment or your viral load is detectable, you should follow social distancing advice stringently (extremely carefully) social distancing advice

 

  • If your CD4 count is below 50, you should stay at home and avoid face-to-face contact with others for the next 12 weeks social shielding advice If you are unsure whether this applies to you, please contact the clinic for advice.

Call 07919 211946

The phone will be responded to Mon – Thu 10.00 – 16.00 and Fri 10.00 – 12.00

BHIVA statement

THT statement

CHIVA statement

BHIVA statement about HIV medications