HIV

We provide treatment and support to people who are affected by HIV. Your GP or another health professional can refer you, or you can refer yourself if it’s easier for you.

You can expect a completely confidential service from us.

If you are worried that you may have HIV then come to any clinic and talk to us about getting a test.

More info on HIV

 

Living with HIV – talking together virtual support group

Talking together is a friendly group, set up and run by people with HIV. This is a confidential group and very welcoming to new members who live in Kent or Medway. Come along, have a chat and get advice and support if you need it.

Ask your KCHFT nurse or doctor for more information or contact via Kentchft.cloverstreet.e-med@nhs.net  or 01634 568242 to join the group.

Emergency HIV treatment

If you’ve had unprotected sex and think you may have been exposed to HIV it’s important to act quickly.

HIV transmission can be stopped in its tracks through a course of treatment soon after unprotected sex. The treatment must be started within 72 hours (three days) following exposure to HIV. You will need to be seen by a doctor in a clinic or at any Accident & Emergency department if the clinics are closed.

This treatment requires tablets to be taken once or twice a day for 28 days to be successful.

Find your nearest clinic or contact the sexual health service on 0300 123 1678 (Monday to Thursday, 8am to 7pm, Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm).