June 8th, 2017
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s HIV services now have a new home.
The clinic has moved from its former base at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bradford just around the corner to the grounds of St Luke’s Hospital, Little Horton Lane. It is sharing premises in the Pain Management Clinic building.
It will now be known as ‘Trinity@StLukes’ and has a new main number - ext. 5088 (01274 365088.)
The clinic treats and cares for patients following their HIV positive diagnosis in a variety of settings - from GP surgeries, antenatal clinics, sexual health screening, and even home testing kits which are now available.
Near normal lifespan
HIV is now a manageable long term condition and we look after healthy people who should expect to live a near normal lifespan if they take their medication well. Modern drug therapy reduces HIV to undetectable levels in the blood which also makes the risk of sexual transmission negligible.
The clinic has a dedicated team of doctors, specialist nurses and administration staff led by Infectious Diseases Consultant, Dr Paul McWhinney.
As well as their treatment and care, patients are offered a wealth of support to live with their condition and are often pointed in the direction of charities and organisations such as the local OUR project, the Terrence Higgins Trust and Aidsmap for additional information and literature.
Open Monday to Friday
The clinic is open Monday to Friday and all appointments are pre-booked. We are not a walk-in clinic but if people arrived without an appointment, staff would ensure they were seen.
The team works continually to break down the barriers and stigma associated with HIV and raise awareness of a condition that can affect anyone.
We are all looking forward to a positive future back in the heart of St. Luke’s Hospital to welcome all of our patients.