HIV / Aids

  • Terrence Higgins Trust South

    Services for people living with HIV, their friends/partners/families, and people who think they are at risk of HIV. Offers advice, support groups, HIV fastest, health promotion outreach, counselling, condoms and lube, health trainer, face to face and support. Come and lend us a hand stuffing condom packs every Thursday 7-9pm at our office in Ship Street.

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  • Brighton & Hove Sexual Health And Contraception Service (SHAC)

    From April 1st 2015, Morley Street Clinic and The Claude Nicol Centre joined up to provide one integrated NHS Sexual Health and Contraception service for people in Brighton and Hove. Clinics are held at Morley Street, the Claude Nicol Centre and the Lawson Unit – please see the website for more information about the types of clinic on offer, including the days, times and locations for each clinic. The website also has lots of useful information about sexual health and the services they provide at their clinics.

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  • Community HIV Specialist Service

    The Community HIV Specialist Service is for adults living with HIV. The service offers specialist HIV and MH nursing including home visits and health checks, as well as information, access and referrals to support workers. They also work with other professionals such as specialist HIV pharmacy, psychology, psychiatry, and dietician services, and with other agencies including voluntary bodies.

    This service covers Brighton, Hove and West Sussex

    Download: Community HIV Specialist Service patient leaflet

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  • Sussex Beacon

    The Sussex Beacon provides specialist care and support for people living with HIV. Their services promote independence and improve health and wellbeing by providing inpatient and outpatient services. Their aim is to provide high-quality care and support in a friendly and homely environment. They have a 10 bed Inpatient Unit as well as Outpatient Services including Anxiety Management, Mindfulness Courses, Peer Support. Sleep Service, Day Service and Women and Families Service.

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  • Young Persons Clinic – under 25

    Part of the integrated Sexual Health & Contraception (SHAC) service, the Young Persons Clinic is located at SHAC East (The Claude Nicol Centre) and offers a walk-in service with no appointment required. Although young people are free to use the clinic’s daily walk-in and appointment services, the young persons clinic is specifically for those aged under 25.

    Services available include:

    Full sexual health screens for young men and women or self taken swabs/ urine test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea
    Blood tests for HIV, Hepatitis and syphilis
    Hepatitis vaccination A and B for people at risk
    Free treatment for any infection found
    Pregnancy testing
    Full range of contraception including contraceptive pills, Depo-Provera injection, implants and emergency contraception
    Free condoms
    Referral to other services as appropriate

    This is a confidential friendly service for young people. Young people less than 16 years old have the same rights to confidentiality as those over 16 years old.


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  • Terrence Higgins Trust (Brighton & Hove)

    If you need help concerning HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) but you’re not sure where to turn, Terrence Higgins Trust can help. You may want to get tested for HIV, for example. You may have been recently diagnosed with HIV and want to understand how it may affect your life. Maybe you would like to meet other people in the same position, or you feel you would benefit from counselling. Or perhaps you have questions about sexuality or you are concerned that your HIV may affect your immigration status.

    Terence Higgins Trust will assess your needs and refer you to a range of suitable services provided by the Terrence Higgins Trust and other organisations. These may include advice and information, counselling, group work and training or testing for HIV and other STIs. If you have short-term practical needs or issues, we may also be able to offer you practical support.

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  • Terrence Higgins Trust – Counselling

    Terrence Higgins Trust offers a free counselling service for anyone over 18 who is affected or infected by HIV and living in Brighton or Hove. This service is open to people who are not HIV + but have concerns about sexuality or HIV, and there is a service particularly for gay men with concerns around HIV, whether HIV + or not. Treatment may be offered to individuals, couples and families.

    Their website states all counsellors are qualified and accredited, or working towards accreditation, with BACP, UKCP, BPS or IAPT, and that appointments are offered within four weeks of the date of referral to the service. If English is not your first language they may still be able to offer support via an interpretation service.

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