Important Updates

Due to COVID-19 the majority of our clinics are now closed. We have temporarily moved to telephone appointments. Please do not come to clinic unless told to do so. Please see our notice board on the home page for ways to access services. There is a dedicated helpline for people who need support or help for those suffering from domestic abuse. You can call the National Domestic Helpline on 0807 2000 247. You can also access further information for support at various local authorities website Manchester City Council, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Trafford Council, Stockport Council If you need emergency help relating to domestic abuse but cannot speak, call 999 and press 55 when prompted. See more information about the silent solution this information leaflet from Greater Manchester Police #MakeYourselfHeard #SilentSolution

Prevention

Knowing your HIV status and that of your partner is important and if you are at regular risk of potential exposure to HIV you should have a regular HIV test.

The best way to prevent HIV is to use a condom for sex and to never share needles or other injecting equipment (including syringes, spoons and swabs).

HIV treatment with ART substantially reduces the risk of passing the virus onto someone else.

All pregnant women are offered a blood test to check if they have HIV as part of routine antenatal screening. If untreated, HIV can be passed from a pregnant woman to her baby during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding. Treatment in pregnancy greatly reduces the risk of passing on HIV to the baby.

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