Services for People Living with HIV

HIV is a long-term condition and we have a team of specialists to help you to live well with HIV.

Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, specialist nurses in HIV, Health care assistants, Social work assistant and team secretary. Staff from Eddystone Trust and Terrence Higgins Trust, attend to offer support and advice.

If you are newly diagnosed with HIV, we will take time to answer your questions and explain what to expect from us, and how you can be involved in caring for your health.

If you would like to transfer your care to us you can self-refer, and we will ask you to sign a consent form asking your present clinic to send your medical details.

The HIV service is available Monday to Thursday 8:00 – 18:00 and until 17:00 on Fridays (closed on bank holidays)

HIV clinics are held at Hope House in Gloucester on-

  • Monday: Consultant clinic 10.00-13.00
  • Tuesday: Consultant clinic 14.00-17.00 (Nurse led clinic and blood tests 08.00 – 12.30)
  • Wednesday: Consultant clinic 10.00-17.00
  • Thursday: Consultant clinic 10.00-17.00
  • Friday: Nurse led clinic – 10.00-12.00

What to do if you are running out of HIV medication?

It is very important you do not run out of medication, to ensure the best control of your HIV and prevent resistance to the medication.

If you need a repeat prescription before your next appointment please contact the office as soon as possible on 0300 421 6542.
Ideally we would like you to give us two weeks’ notice when you are running out of medication, so that we have time to process the prescription.

What to do if you miss a dose of HIV medication?

You should try and make an effort to take every dose of your medication at the right time and in the right way. But most people taking HIV treatment occasionally forget to take a dose of their treatment.

As soon as you realise you have missed a dose, take it, and then have your next dose at the usual time. If you only realise you have missed a dose when you come to the next dose, take the normal dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the one you have missed.

If you have missed a dose, and are not sure what to do, telephone the clinic for advice, 0300 421 6542.

If you are regularly missing doses of your medication, or taking them late, talk about this with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse at the clinic, they will review the best ways to help you manage your medications.