Voluntary HIV and Aids support

HIV testing and support services

There are a number of commissioned and voluntary services available for Royal Greenwich residents who are living with HIV.

NHS Sexual Health Helpline

For information, advice and counselling on all aspects of HIV, AIDS and sexual health, contact the Sexual Health Helpline.

South London HIV Partnership

The South London HIV Partnership (SLHP) has commissioned health and social care services for residents of south London who are affected by HIV since 2001.

Residents of Royal Greenwich who are living with HIV or affected by HIV are entitled to the following services, which are commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich through SLHP:

  • advice and advocacy
  • help to choose the right services for you
  • health support
  • counselling and emotional support
  • peer support.

The partnership is a consortium of primary care trusts and local authorities in south-east and south-west London.

Metro Centre

The Metro Centre in Royal Greenwich runs a series of clinics for people at risk of HIV or STI infection.

All services provided are free and confidential, although you may be asked to provide information relating to your sexual history and any risks. No appointment is necessary and staff try to see everyone. However, late arrivals sometimes cannot be seen when clinics are busy.

Gay and bisexual men in Royal Greenwich can ring to make appointments for the Wednesday and Saturday Pitstop Clinics, which provides HIV, hepatitis and syphilis testing.