World AIDS Day 2020 was very different to previous years but COVID-19 did not stop us from delivering a fantastic programme events all involving passionate people living with HIV and some great partnership workings.
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The latest BHIVA guidance on the COVID-19 vaccine for people living with HIV
This mini newsletter includes our opening times, HIV clinic opening times as well as information regarding the annual client Christmas party. Lots of people are making charitable donations instead of sending Christmas Cards this year, if you would like to make a donation to Brigstowe this Christmas, please visit: https://www.brigstowe.org/support-our-work/ However you spend the Festive Season, all Read More
World AIDS Day 2020 may look a little different than usual, but all of us here at Brigstowe are still committed to bringing a packed programme of events. Sit back, get a cuppa and be sure to book onto some of the amazing events we have lined up.
A major three year project is to launch in Bristol with people of African and Caribbean heritage to increase testing and awareness and reduce the stigma of HIV.The project has been awarded a £483,697 Common Ambition Grant from The Health Foundation with the aim of reducing HIV inequalities experienced by people of African and Caribbean Read More
In this mini newsletter, we are taking the opportunity to say a big thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers- take a read and be inspired!
Brigstowe is aiming to keep everyone safe while adjusting to a “new normal”. Staff are currently working a mix of office and home working and when working from the office this is done on a rota basis. Face-to-face meetings are now starting to resume. This will be decided together on a case by case basis Read More
Come and take a look at July’s Newsletter. We will be looking at some of the societal issues that have been at the centre of a lot of media coverage and letting you know about some exciting things that have happened recently and others that will be happening over the next couple of months
COVID-19 is a new condition caused by the SARS-CoV-2 strain of the coronavirus, which spreads very easily from person-to-person. Nobody has existing immunity to it. About 80% of people with COVID-19 get a relatively mild illness. The people most at risk of serious illness and death are the elderly and those with long-term medical conditions Read More
COVID-19 is likely to be worse in those with a ‘weakened immune system’. This does not mean that all people with HIV are considered at an increased risk. Those on HIV treatment with a good CD4 count and an undetectable viral load are not considered to have weakened immune systems. A ‘good’ CD4 count means Read More