Important Updates

Please note we are experiencing stock issues which may result in your home testing kit taking a little longer to arrive. Thank you for your patience.
Please note that in line with current guidance, we are offering limited services. Due to COVID-19 our clinics can no longer be 'walked into'. We have temporarily moved to telephone appointments. Please do not come to clinic unless told to do so. You will be advised by telephone before being booked in to attend in person. It is important that if you have been asked to attend one of our clinics, you wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth. Once you arrive in clinic, reception staff will offer you a surgical mask to wear. Wherever possible please attend clinic alone. If there are any specific reasons you need to attend with someone else, this must be discussed during your telephone consultation.

Exposure to HIV

Due to the rapidly changing situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we have made changes to this information.

The most important change is you cannot attend any of our clinics without speaking to us first.

Please call us on 0161 701 1513 to discuss your needs anytime between 9am and 3pm, Monday – Friday and between 9.15am and 11.15am on a Saturday. 

If we are not open, please attend A&E.


Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is HIV medication that is prescribed to a HIV negative person, within 72 hours of potential exposure to HIV. If you need PEP, this works best if it is started as soon as possible.


PEP is recommended:

·         If the partner was HIV positive and not on treatment

·         You are a man who had anal sex with another man without a condom.

·         If you had a partner of unknown HIV status belonging to a group at high risk of HIV (e.g. Gay man or from Africa/ SE Asia)

·         Chemsex with sharing of needles

·         Other situations which could have put you at significant risk of catching HIV

 

PEP is not recommended:

·         Your HIV positive partner on treatment and has undetectable virus levels

·         Human bites

·         Another person’s semen gets in your eye

·         You had oral sex (Mouth to vagina/penis)

·         You are taking PrEP correctly

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