We encourage anyone who may be at risk to have an HIV test – 1/3 of adults in the UK with HIV do not know they have the infection. Many people are diagnosed late when treatment can be less effective.
If you have HIV, we would like you to share this information with us; this is so that you get the best care from your specialist and your GP. Your specialist will give us the most up-to-date information about your treatment and care. Many people with HIV can be well with or without treatment. However, if we know that your immunity is poor, it will help us to give you the right advice at the right time. It is also important to let us know if you are taking treatment for HIV as there could be interactions with common drugs such as antibiotics.
It is important to keep yourself fit and healthy whether you are on treatment or not. Once you are on our register, we will invite you for health checks, flu, pneumococcal and hepatitis B vaccinations, contraceptive advice and yearly cervical smears for women.