HIV (Harrison wing)

Cyber attack on our pathology services

On 3 June, a cyber attack was carried out on our pathology service provider, Synnovis. We understand that the recent news coverage about the allegedly published Synnovis data might be worrying.

If you're worried about your data, and need to speak to someone about your questions, please call the incident helpline on 034 5877 8967 or visit NHS England for public questions and answers

We also have information about the disruption to our services.

Harrison wing provides specialist outpatient services for people who are living with HIV. Our aim is to support you to live well with HIV.

At the clinic you'll see:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • pharmacists
  • dietitians
  • midwives
  • a physiotherapist

Our clinic has lots of services on one site. We'll give you specialist support depending on what you need.

Psychological and emotional support

We offer a range of psychological support services. We work with community services and voluntary organisations to provide care and support.

This includes:

  • short-term counselling for newly-diagnosed HIV patients and their partners
  • assessment and referral to the mental health team including psychiatry and psychology services
  • referral to our HIV specialist community nursing team
  • referral to voluntary support organisations
  • support with risk-taking behaviour including drug use and chemsex (using drugs as part of your sex life)

Financial information and practical advice

A patient representative is available for all patients for:

  • advice and information about living well with HIV
  • information about welfare benefits and financial help

Medicine and treatment

Our clinical nurse specialists and specialist pharmacists also support patients on anti-HIV medication (highly active antiretroviral therapy or HAART). They help make sure you take your treatment exactly as prescribed:

  • at the correct time
  • following any food advice

It is important that you stick to your plan. If you do not your treatment may not work.


Maintaining your confidentiality is important to us. Please let us know if there are any special concerns you have about confidentiality.

Chagas disease

We're screening patients born in Latin American countries for Chagas disease.

Chagas disease is an infection caused by a parasite called Trypanosoma Cruzi and affects people who are born or who lived in Central and South America.

If left untreated, the disease can cause problems with your heart and digestive system.

People with HIV are also at risk of a severe form of the disease that can damage the nervous system and heart.

We'll give you a blood test to see if you have Chagas disease.

If you test positive for Chagas disease we'll refer you to the UK Chagas Hub in the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. We treat the disease with a drug called benznidazole.

Our consultants

Daniella Chilton

Nick Larbalestier

Ranjababu Kulasegaram

Rebecca Simons

Golaleh Haidari 

Julie Fox

Annemiek de Ruiter

Aseel Hegazi

Amelia Hughes

Anatole S Menon-Johansson

Achyuta Nori

Catherine Rodgers

Cindy Sethi

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. 

The clinical trials unit and the academic research unit run a variety of drug trials and studies in Harrison Wing. The aim of these studies is to improve our understanding of HIV and discover better treatments. If you would like to find out more, please ask your doctor or research nurse.

If you would like to contact our research team, please:

If you do not want to take part, this will not affect your treatment.


Anyone can contract mpox (previously called monkeypox), but UK data from the current outbreak shows higher levels of transmission between men who have sex with men.

Find out more about mpox and the vaccine.

Last updated: October 2023

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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