East Sussex Sexual Health Service and East Sussex County Council
Working together to support your sexual health

HIV Treatment Centre

HIV outpatient clinics operate at 

  • ‍Avenue House, Eastbourne
  • ‍Station Plaza Health Centre, Hastings

Our two clinics provide Monday to Friday routine outpatient HIV care.

We also provide advice to colleagues in our local hospitals when people with HIV are admitted to hospital.

Our HIV clinic is part of an integrated sexual health service. This means that we can provide all you sexual health needs including contraception and STI screening at the same clinic visit.

How to contact the HIV service

Eastbourne

Clinic reception 01323 416100 option 1

Freephone 08081681282

Mobile 07785 388858

Fax 01323 462768

Email martinjones6@nhs.net

Hastings

Clinic reception 01424 464750

Freephone 08081681282

Mobile 07825 862325

Fax 01424 464751

Email sorreltucker@nhs.net or sarahmcmanus@nhs.net

The HIV team

HIV Consultants

Dr Kazeem Aderogba (Eastbourne)

Dr Harish Patel (Hastings)

HIV Nurses

Martin Jones, Clinical Nurse Specialist (Eastbourne)

Sarah McManus (Hastings)

Sorrel Tucker (Hastings )

HIV Pharmacist

Venita Hardweir (Eastbourne &Hastings)

HIV Network

We work in a HIV service network that includes Brighton, East Sussex and West Sussex.  Working as a network enables people with HIV to benefit from the expertise of services and professional networks available across the South East Coast.

Linking Care and Treatment with Brighton and Sussex University Hospital (BSUH)

We refer to (BSUH) for complex HIV care including:

  • Inpatient care
  • HIV and hepatitis coinfection
  • Abnormal kidney / liver function
  • HIV & neurology
  • HIV & cardiology
  • Other complex issues in HIV treatment and care
  • We consult with an expert HIV treatment panel
  • Before starting HIV medication
  • Before changing HIV medication
  • If HIV medication is causing side effects
  • If HIV medication may not be working

All routine outpatient HIV care and monitoring will be delivered from our Hastings or Eastbourne outpatient clinics.

HIV service users forum

  • ‍We have an active service users forum and welcome new members.
  • What does the users forum do?
  • Advises the service on new developments
  • Monitors patient satisfaction
  • Provides social activities
  • Provides user representation at the HIV Network

HIV peer education

We are aiming to provide peer support to local people with HIV via Positively UK’s Project 100 positivelyuk.org/project-100 

If you are interested in training in peer support we would welcome this.

To transfer your HIV care to our service

It is easy to transfer your HIV care to one of our clinics.

You can phone or email one of the nurses HERE.

With your permission we will request a confidential summary of HIV care from the clinic that you are leaving.

Who we work with

Sussex HIV Network / Operational Delivery Network Meeting

Terrence Higgins Trust (South) http://www.tht.org.uk/sexual-health/Clinics-and-Services/Browse-For-Services/Information,-advice-and-care-services/Personal-support/Getting-help-from-us/Getting-help-from-us-Eastbourne

Suggested websites for HIV information

National AIDS Manual http://www.aidsmap.com 

Terrence Higgins Trust http://www.tht.org.uk & http://www.tht.org.uk/myhiv 

iBase http://i-base.info