The HIV testing services in Newcastle will be provided by Sexual Health Services 4 Newcastle with any patients testing positive being referred to the HIV service within Newcastle University Trust Hospitals (NuTH).

New patients who would like to register for a HIV test can self-refer by calling the mainline reception number and asking to speak with the Health Advisor team. We welcome all new patients to the service.

The only way to find out if you have HIV is to have an HIV test, as symptoms of HIV may not appear for many years. Anyone who thinks they could have HIV should get tested. You should seek medical advice immediately if you think there’s a chance you could have HIV. The earlier it’s diagnosed, the earlier you can start treatment and avoid becoming seriously ill.

Some HIV tests may need to be repeated 1-3 months after exposure to HIV infection, but you should not wait this long to seek help.

Support for people living with HIV in Newcastle

HIV Specialist Team – Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP
Telephone: 0191 282 4463 – ask for an HIV social worker
Telephone: 0191 282 3873 – HIV Specialist Welfare Rights Officer

Other organisations:

Blue Sky Trust (HIV voluntary Sector), Telephone: 07989 155 175,

Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Ward 19, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Telephone: 0191 233 6161 extension 23106

NHS Direct, Telephone: 0845 45 46 47