Information and advice on COVID-19 Infection and the COVID Vaccine

If you believe that you have acquired Coronavirus infection, or have developed symptoms of a new and persistent cough, a fever or high temperature, have suddenly lost your sense of smell or taste or have come into contact with someone who has had the same symptoms within the last 14 days, then please do NOT come to the Brownlee Clinic. Instead remain at home and seek advice using the resources listed below:

 NHS24 Inform

Freephone 0800 028 2816

 

For specific information on people living with HIV:

British HIV Association (BHIVA) FAQs

HIV Scotland COVID-19 webpage

 

We strongly advise that people living with HIV take the COVID-19 vaccine.

NHS Scotland has confirmed that most people living with HIV should now have received an appointment for their first Covid-19 vaccine.

If you haven’t yet received an appointment, it may be because of the following reasons:

  • You are not currently registered with a GP
  • Your GP does not have your current address
  • Your GP is not aware of your HIV status

If you have not yet been offered an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the National COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on:

0800 030 8013

If the Helpline is unable to offer you an appointment for a vaccine, then please contact your HIV Care and Treatment clinic for advice. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine:

Information about the COVID Vaccine

 

 

If you have an upcoming appointment at the Brownlee Clinic, we may contact you and, if appropriate, offer you the option of a telephone consultation or a video consultation using the secure NHS "Attend Anywhere" service. Please attend your clinic appointment as planned.

The Brownlee HIV Patient Forum now meets online. See the "BROWNLEE PATIENT FORUM" news article for more information.