HIV

What we do

Our team provides confidential medical, social and welfare support for people living with human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV). You can either make an appointment or come to one of our emergency walk-in clinics at the Caldecot Centre. We see people newly diagnosed with HIV at a specialist 'new patient' clinic. We welcome patients transferring their care from other hospitals. In addition, we run satellite clinics in Gipsy Hill, Clapham and Vauxhall.

If you have had a positive HIV test, you can self-refer to the service by emailing kch-tr.SexualHealthSecretaries@nhs.net. In your email, please give your name, contact details, date of birth and the date that you took the test.

Come to our walk-in service at Camberwell Sexual Health Centre if you want:

  • an HIV test
  • screening for other sexually transmitted infections
  • to begin post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) within 72 hours of exposure to HIV.

At the Caldecot Centre we offer:

  • Specialist services for newly diagnosed patients.
  • Regular follow-up appointments with doctors and nurses.
  • An emergency service for urgent HIV-related problems.
  • Antiretroviral treatment.
  • Sexual health screening, smear tests and contraceptive advice for people living with HIV.
  • Counselling and health advice.
  • Nutrition and dietary advice.
  • A specialist pharmacy for HIV drugs and other essential medication.
  • An antenatal clinic with a specialist midwife for HIV-positive women who are pregnant.
  • A family clinic for children and adolescents with HIV.
  • Specialist clinics for people with HIV and tuberculosis (TB), liver problems such as hepatitis, neurological problems and a psychiatry liaison referral service.
  • A medical gynaecology service for women living with HIV.
  • Advice and support on social and welfare issues.
  • Results by email/phone for routine blood tests.

Appointment-only clinic times
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 7.30pm
Wednesday: 12.45pm - 8pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm

Caldecot Pharmacy opening times
Monday: 9am - 5.30pm (closed 1pm - 2pm)
Tuesday: 9am - 5.30pm (closed 1pm - 2pm)
Wednesday: 1pm - 5.30pm
Thursday: 8am - 5.30pm (closed 1pm - 2pm)
Friday: 9am - 4.30pm (closed 1pm - 2pm)

We are closed on bank (public) holidays.

Emergency walk-in clinic times

Monday: 10am - 11.30am
Tuesday: 10am - 11.30am
Wednesday: 1.30pm - 3pm
Thursday: 10am - 11.30am
Friday: 10am - 11.30am

The emergency walk-in clinic is closed on bank holidays.

HIV Treatment Information Base has more information about HIV and its treatment.

Information leaflets
For more information about a wide range of sexual health issues, visit www.fpa.org.uk and search for 'leaflet and booklet downloads'.

Research
King's HIV Research Centre is a leader in research into HIV-associated kidney disease in the UK. It has a number of clinical trials and observational studies in which patients are encouraged to participate.

Location

Ground floor, Caldecot Centre, 15-22 Caldecot Road, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

The Caldecot Centre is a dedicated clinic that serves the social and welfare needs of people living with HIV, whether they are newly diagnosed, stable on medication, have symptoms or have HIV-related complications.

Services include regular appointments with clinicians, as well as HIV testing and counselling provided by health advisers.

An on-site pharmacy provides rapid access to drug dispensing for our patients.

We have general medical beds in Oliver Ward for the care of patients with HIV.

We run specialist antenatal clinics attended by a specialist midwife for women with HIV. We also run a specialist paediatric clinic for families with HIV and their children.

Other clinics include those for people with HIV and liver problems, neurological problems, tuberculosis (TB), contraceptive issues or problems with antiretroviral treatment.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

We will contact referrals within two working days and offer them an appointment within five working days.

Please complete the referral form below or write a referral letter and email it to kch-tr.SexualHealthSecretaries@nhs.net

Patients are welcome to self-refer to the service if they have had a positive HIV test.

To discuss referrals, contact:

  • Dr Elizabeth Hamlyn, Consultant Physician, tel 020 3299 4535
  • Julie Baker, HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist, tel 020 3299 3707 / 07890 251264

Emergency Referrals

For emergency inpatient referrals, call 020 3299 9000 and ask for the specialist registrar to be bleeped on 515.

Other Queries

For information about antiretroviral drug interactions, contact our specialist pharmacy team on 020 3299 3851.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Alex Accoroni Clinical Psychologist
Miss Julie Barker HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Elizabeth Hamlyn Clinical lead for HIV medicine
Dr Killian Quinn Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV
Dr Chris Taylor Consultant