November 16th – 22nd was National HIV Testing Week in the UK, and between that and the run-up to World AIDS Day on December 1st we’ve been very busy at Heartlands! Our fantastic team have been getting out into the community to promote HIV testing. The message is simple: don’t be scared … get tested,
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As part of our World AIDS Day celebrations, we are proud to say we’ll be part of Positive West Midlands’ event on Saturday, 1st December at Apaches Bar in Birmingham. People will be gathering the second city to remember, educate … and celebrate. With a World AIDS Day Wishing Tree and Memorial Quilt to decorate, live music and free HIV & STI testing, the event will also feature personal stories from people living with HIV and
We’re proud to say that our Lead Consultant, Dr Steve Taylor, has been nominated for the “Best in Clinical Care” Award at the Building Healthier Lives Heartlands Hospital ceremony later today. He has been both shortlisted for the Award and as a Site Finalist, and has been invited to the Site Final ceremony at 4pm today! You can follow the
Congratulations to John Watson, a consultant here at the Heartlands HIV Service: as a member of the Great Britain Medical Football Team, he has just won the World Medical Football Campionship in Prague! England may not quite have got to the World Cup Final in Russia, but Team GB did us proud in Prague. Our
THANK YOU to everyone who completed our survey on the Dietetics service at Heartlands. These results have helped us to understand what you want from the service. So now we can start making changes … click here for more information.
Download this information as a printable leaflet. It’s a fact: a person living with HIV, who has an undetectable viral load, will not pass HIV to their sexual partners. It’s over thirty years since the start of the HIV epidemic, but now new science and medical data is changing the face of HIV and improving
The dates for the next meetings of our patient forum have now been announced. They will be held on: Wednesday 11th October 2017 Wednesday 22nd November 2017 Wednesday 17th January 2018 All meetings will take place at 18:00 (6pm), and will be hosted at Hawthorn House, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. Our patient forum was set up
We have developed a PDF guide to psychological and self-help information available in languages other than English. From counselling tools to therapy worksheets, our guide provides links to websites online which provide information for professionals and patients alike. The languages covered include Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Gujurati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh. You can download our PDF guide here.
You can click here to read what some of our patients have said: but we want to hear what you have to say, too! We really value all your feedback. Note: comments are submitted for moderation by the webmaster to ensure only relevant feedback is published. All comments related to our service and staff will