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SERVICES DURING COVID-19

 

Sexual Health

Call us on 020 3315 5656. If possible we’ll deal with your issue on the phone/by post. Please do not walk in without an appointment. You can order a home testing kit online via www.shl.uk.

We’ll need to see you in person for

  • A discharge from penis or anus
  • Blisters or ulcers on your genitals
  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Gonorrhoea and Syphilis treatment.
  • Vaccines
  • PRIME & Gold Card holders should call to book an appointment

 

HIV

Call us if you missed your routine blood tests because of COVID-19 to arrange an appointment with the nurse. Or book a blood test appointment here.

There is no evidence that people living with HIV are at greater risk of either getting coronavirus, or becoming unwell due to coronavirus. However the British HIV Association recommend that HIV positive people with a CD4 count less than 50 follow the 12 week self isolation advice. Follow current NHS guidance about how best to protect yourselves and others from coronavirus, available here.

We have extended our HIV Telephone Clinic service. Call 020 3315 9500 for advice or if you have less than six weeks left of your HIV meds.

If you are HIV positive and unwell call the Rapid Review service on 07805813558 (Mon-Fri 8.30am-2pm)

 

Sexual Health 020 3315 5656

HIV                   020 3315 9500

Monday              8am-3.30pm

Tuesday             8am-3.30pm

Wednesday       Midday-7.30pm

Thursday           8am-3.30pm

Friday                9am-4.30pm

Saturday           11am-3.30pm

(We are closed on Bank Holidays)

 

Do not come to the clinic if you have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, or think you may have come into contact with coronavirus. COVID-19 advice is available via NHS111 online here.

 

Please wear a face covering when you come to the clinic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book an appointment if you:

  • Need to see a health care professional
  • Require treatment
  • Have symptoms
  • Have had sex with someone with a confirmed STI/STD
  • Want HIV follow-up care

 

 

 

 

 

We have limited emergency appointments. If you hope to be seen, we will be most likely to be able help you, if you contact us when the clinic first opens.

A nurse will assess you and may ask you to return at another time. Urgent problems may include genital blisters, penile discharge, testicular pain or a partner has told you that they have syphilis.

 

About Dean Street

Dean Street has a long history of providing sexual health services which started with the opening of the world’s first sexual health clinic for men, based at 91 Dean Street, London in 1862.

Originally, our award winning sexual health clinic was part of the Westminster Hospital where Professor Brian Gazzard diagnosed one of Europe’s first cases of AIDS in 1981. By the 1990s we had relocated to Vincent Square and in 2003 became the first NHS service to offer rapid 1 hour HIV POC testing.

We have been known as ’56 Dean Street’ since we moved to Soho in March 2009 and in 2011 we set the World Record for most HIV tests performed in one location on World Aids Day at G-A-Y Bar in Soho, London. In 2014 we opened Dean Street Express – the first clinic in the world to have an on-site Infinity machine, allowing this service to give results within six hours.

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