We provide care for HIV-positive young people over 16 years old who are newly diagnosed or transitioning from children's services to adult services

About our service

We are the largest transitional care service for young 16-25 years adults living with HIV in Europe, supporting a seamless transition from children's to adult care services. 

Our transitional care consultant leads a multidisciplinary team providing medical, psychological, dietetic, contraceptive, sexual health and peer support for young adults living with HIV and their partners.  Our CHIVA specialist support officers attend clinics and provide psychosocial support, which can include emotional support and helping with wider life challenges eg housing / financial issues which can affect health and wellbeing.

We provide a walk-in service for registered patients, but if you prefer you can book an appointment in advance by calling 020 3312 3405 or 020 3312 3406. If you need to change or cancel your appointment, you can email imperial.wharfside.appointment@nhs.net.

As part of our clinical care we also provide peer support through our close partnership with Positively UK

Support available:

  • antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  • peer support services
  • psychology and mental health services
  • contraception
  • cervical smear screening and referral to colposcopy
  • vaccination (HAV, HBV, HPV)
  • HIV care management including viral load, CD4 and toxicity
  • investigations of the complications of HIV/ART
  • sexual health screening and treatment
  • conception and pregnancy management
  • partner HIV and sexual health screening
  • medical, nursing and psychological support and care in partnership with the inpatient team at St Mary's Hospital, should hospital care be needed

What to expect at your appointment

Please bring along with you a list of current medications and, if available, a record of your medical and vaccination history.

Follow up for stable patients is usually every four to six months through booked appointments, however all patients registered with the 900 clinic can attend the walk-in service on Wednesdays from 14.00 to 16.00. Patients with severe immunosuppression and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence issues can attend up to once a week for dosset box filling, medical review and psychological support.

Additional information for patients

All members of the team lecture nationally and internationally on development of HIV transitional care services and the long-term complications of perinatally acquired HIV-1 infection.

Coronavirus update for HIV services -We’ve made changes to our sexual health and HIV services to help protect our patients, staff and visitors and respond to coronavirus. Learn more on our HIV page.

Please see these links and leaflets from trusted sources for helpful information about living with HIV: