If you have recently been diagnosed with HIV and want to register for a treatment, call 07580 852 672 from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm to talk to one of the specialists.
HIV clinics run on Monday and Thursday afternoons. These clinics provide the following services:
- Tracking of CD4 counts and viral load.
- Antiretroviral therapy.
- Consultation on other infections or other conditions related to HIV.
- STD testing and treatment.
- Emotional and psychological support.
- Support in adapting to diagnosis, communication of the situation to the couple or home.
If you need to be admitted to a hospital as a result of HIV, you can be treated at the Infectious Diseases Unit, located at Wards 42/43 at Western General Hospital.
In case of sexual abuse
Up to 72 hours later
If you have had unprotected sex with someone who has, or may well have, HIV / AIDS, PEP (prophylaxis after exposure to HIV to prevent infection) may be an option for you.
If you are a woman and you think you may have gotten pregnant, go to the “contraceptives” section.
It is still early to get tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), as a negative result will not be reliable.
Between 10 days and 4 weeks
With an STD test we can test you for chlamydia and gonorrhoea and the results will be reliable.
Between 4 weeks and 3 months
They can determine if you have contracted HIV with a blood test.
More than 3 months
They can determine if you have contracted syphilis or hepatitis B / C if you are at risk.