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HIV - Community HIV Specialist Service

About the service

Our service is for adults living with HIV. We offer specialist HIV nursing including home visits, health checks and some psychological therapies. We can also help with information and signposting, and access and referrals to other services. We also work with other professionals such as specialist HIV pharmacy, psychology, psychiatry, and dietician services, and with other agencies including voluntary bodies.

We have three units covering the West Sussex and Brighton & Hove areas:

  • Brighton and Hove Team (based at The School Clinic, Brighton)
  • North Team (based at Crawley Hospital)
  • South Team (based at The School Clinic, Brighton)

We also run a Service User Group for those using our service - ask your nurse for details.

Please click here to read "It's good to celebrate how far we've come", a feature-length article about the work of the service (published 8 July 2021).

  • Service Location:
    • Brighton
    • Hove
    • West Sussex
  • How To Access:

    Generally patients are referred via GPs, specialist HIV clinics, or by other medical or social care professionals. Please contact any of the teams for a copy of our referral form. Completed forms should be emailed to sc-tr.chivssreferrals@nhs.net.

    We also accept self-referrals from patients, who can call us directly using the contact details shown below for any advice, except where a mental health issue is involved.

  • Contact Details:

    Brighton & Hove Team,
    Community HIV Specialist Service,
    The School Clinic,
    Morley Street,
    Brighton BN2 9DH
    Tel: 01273 265962

    North Team,
    Community HIV Specialist Service,
    Fifth Floor,
    Crawley Hospital,
    Crawley RH11 7DH
    Tel: 01293 301021

    South Team,
    Community HIV Specialist Service,
    The School Clinic,
    Morley Street,
    Brighton BN2 9DH
    Tel: 01273 265962

  • Opening Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (except bank holidays)
  • How to find us:

    All three bases are easily accessible by public transport. Limited hospital parking is available at Crawley Hospital only. Please contact the addresses above for detailed directions.

  • More Information:

    More information on HIV, including how to get tested for HIV, can be found at:

    Brighton Sexual Health

    West Sussex Sexual Health

    Other information on HIV can be found at:

    Aidsmap

    Terrence Higgins Trust

    HIV and AIDS Support

  • Directorate:
    Adults
  • Reference Directory ID:
    16310