CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) and HIV Update

For Up-to-date advice on HIV and Covid-19:

 

Your HIV Medication:

  • To ensure smooth supply of your HIV medication please give at least one month’s notice

  • If you are running out of HIV medication then call 01909 571571 and let us know.  We will give you more medication. 

  • For Home Delivery of medication, please note that the delivery drivers will no longer go within touching distance but they will remain within talking distance.  They will not leave packages unattended but will put the medication package in a suitable place and then retreat to non-touching distance whilst the person then retrieves the package. The drivers will not enter patients houses.

Appointments

  • We will now offer patients telephone appointments instead of their face-to-face appointments if possible.  We can organise your prescriptions this way and we can defer blood tests until another time if appropriate.

  • Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your appointment and we will rearrange.   

  • If you are self-isolating we will offer you a telephone appointment.

Supporting Letter to give employers for social distancing to protect yourself .

  • We can provide a letter for your employer saying that you are in the “higher risk category” for Covid-19 if necessary.  Only those with a CD4<50 or not on treatment need to be ‘shielding’. We should all practice social distancing to avoid catching Covid 19.

Vaccines

  • Ensure you have had your pneumonia vaccine (PCV 13) and ‘flu vaccine – your GP will be able to confirm this if you are not sure.

  • If you are feeling unwell please call 111 for advice and inform the HIV clinic that you are doing so.

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