We recognise that getting a new HIV diagnosis is difficult and therefore we have a dedicated "new persons clinic". At this clinic a team of people provide you with all the information and support that you need at this difficult time. At your first visit you will meet a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in HIV, a Medical Social Worker, a Health Advisor and if necessary a doctor. Being told that you have HIV does not mean that you are suddenly going become ill and you won't necessarily have to start medication straight away. It is important to remember that being diagnosed with HIV doesn't automatically mean that you can't work, have sex, have children or get a mortgage.
You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you wish and if you cannot take everything in, don't worry - you can ask them again another time when you are better able to listen and understand what is happening to you. Sometimes it helps to have your questions written down in advance.
At your first visit you will have a number of baseline blood tests and a Chest X-ray.
We are really lucky to have our own phlebotomy service at the clinic so you don't need to leave the clinic to have your bloods taken. The CNS will ask you lots of questions which together with the baseline investigations will help us to work out the best care plan for you.
After your first visit you will be given an appointment to come back to discuss your baseline results and work out the appropriate care plan for you.
We are introducing online bookings for the Guide Clinic. For the initial Phase of the project, we are only catering for Non-Symptom STI Screening Tests and PrEP clinic appointments. We will look to bring other Appointment Types online soon, but for now only those patients with no symptoms can book online. For all other patients please see the Coming to See Us area of the website.
Update to GUIDe service as of Tuesday 4th January 2022
In line with public health guidance, please do not attend the GUIDe clinic if you have symptoms of COVID19 or if you have been recently identified as a COVID19 contact. If you need to change an appointment please email email@example.com
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Our HIV service will continue. Please come to the clinic at your appointment time. Please do not attend the clinic if you have symptoms of COVID19 infection or have been identified as a recent close contact of COVID19.
Our STI service will continue with restrictions. At this time there is no walk-in STI service. If you have been contacted to attend please attend at your appointment time. We are accepting GP referrals and assess these on a daily basis to prioritise urgent care.
Free online STI testing for people who do not have symptoms is available at https://sh24.ie/
Please do not attend the clinic if you have symptoms of COVID19 infection or have been identified as a recent close contact of COVID19. We hope that the restrictions on our STI service will be short-lived. We will update the website as the situation evolves. If you do not have symptoms you could book a free online STI test at
Please note given the increase in C19 infection numbers some up-coming PrEP in person appointments have been cancelled. The PrEP service will revert to a phone consultation. This will ensure a safer service. If you had an appointment, please expect a phone call from a PrEP nurse.