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

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 everyone, including those living with HIV take the COVID-19 vaccine.

NHS Scotland has confirmed that most people with HIV should now have been offered at least two doses of a COVID vaccine and offered either a third dose or a booster dose. In addition, everyone over the age of 12 with HIV will be offered another booster dose of the vaccine in spring 2022.

If you have not yet been offered the COVID vaccine, it may be because of the following reasons:

  • You are not currently registered with a GP
  • Your GP does not have your current address

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

Or go to one of the COVID Vaccine Drop-In Centres

Or request an appointment for the vaccine online on:

Register for vaccine online

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine:

Information about the COVID Vaccine

Treatments available for confirmed COVID-19 Infection in people with HIV:

Treatment for COVID-19 Infection in people with HIV infection


Your upcoming appointment at the Brownlee Clinic may be face-to-face in person, by telephone consultation or by video consultation using the secure NHS "Attend Anywhere" service. Please keep your clinic appointment as arranged.

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