HIV and Coronavirus (COVID-19): Common Questions

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The British HIV Association has issued a set of answers to some of the common questions being asked by people living with HIV about coronavirus and COVID-19. You can read these below, and also view them – and other resources – at BHIVA’s own website. What is coronavirus? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of

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Coronavirus: Guidance for Patients

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As part of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Heartlands HIV Service has now adopted new guidance on hospital attendance. You can read the full guidance here. Please familiarise yourself with it in full, and check back regularly for changes as the situation proceeds. In summary, the Trust has decided to: Scale down routine

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Parliament Recognises Heartlands Work

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The Heartlands HIV Service team were recently nominated for the NHS Parliamentary Awards, in the Care and Compassion category. Today, Jess Phillips MP, who originally put forward the nomination from her constituent, attended the clinic to present the team with a certificate of acknowledgement. Accompanied by the Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Chair of University Hospitals

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World AIDS Day 1st December and HIV Patient Forum

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  December 1st is World AIDS Day (WAD)and every year this is preceded by National HIV Testing Week at the end of November.  The week will see national campaigning by organisations such as the Terence Higgins Trust and also local work by staff from the HIV service at Heartlands and volunteers from the charity Saving

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Patient Forum Dates: August and October

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The dates for the next meetings of our patient forum have now been announced. They will be held on: Wednesday 30th August 2017 Wednesday 11th October 2017 A patient forum or panel is something which is set up ‘by patients for patients’ to ensure you receive high quality care. We’ve previously had meetings  11th Jan

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Next Patient Forum: Wednesday 19th July 2017

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A patient forum or panel is something which is set up ‘by patients for patients’ to ensure you receive high quality care. We’ve previously had meetings  11th Jan 2017, 15th Feb, 26th April and 8th June here at Hawthorn House. It’s a group of patients who are willing to listen, discuss and then represent patient

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Next Patient Forum Date: 26th April

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Our Patient Forum will be holding its next meeting on Wednesday, 26th April at 6pm. It will be held here at Hawthorn House, near the Yardley Green Road entrance to Heartlands Hospital. Our Lead Consultant, Dr Steve Taylor, will be attending this meeting. Please let us know if you intend to come along so we can sort seating/refreshments

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Improvements To Your Service

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We are always looking at ways of improving the service we offer you, in a way that is financially astute and adheres to recommended guidelines, such as monitoring and delivery of care. We would like to inform you about the following changes. You can also download this information as a printable PDF by clicking here. Blood Tests You

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What is PrEP? And where Can I Get It?

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We recently added a PrEP page to our Treatment section. We understand the interest people have in PrEP, and if your want to talk to about the treatment, then our HIV health advisers would be happy to talk to you. We do not, however, currently offer PrEP. There is an excellent website for more information: iwantprepnow.co.uk launched on 5th

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