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.
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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
In light of recent Government and BHIVA (British HIV Association) guidelines we are now taking steps to reduce the potential risk to our clients and staff. We will be regularly updating our response as new guidance is released so please keep checking the website, your email/post and our social media channels. As from today (Tues Read More
Brecon are still operating but are doing so at a reduced capacity. · Some of the medical team have been allocated to the wards, therefore they have a reduced cover of 1-2 Consultants · The Nurses have also been allocated to the wards so providing Mon—Thurs cover with Kieran and Liz working opposite each other · They are contacting patients by Read More
There will be no walk in service at Unity Central Health Clinic or WISH Centre until further notice. Over the next week, all existing, booked, face-to-face appointments at Unity Central Health Clinic and Unity Community Clinics will be cancelled. They will be in contact to rearrange your appointment at the earliest opportunity. From 23 March 2020, there will be a reduced Read More