Instructions for GPs

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic many patients living with HIV are keen to avoid coming into hospital unless absolutely necessary.

It would be helpful if patients could have bloods for routine monitoring performed at their GP surgery.

Test Frequency Type of tube
HIV viral load Every six months 1x EDTA “purple”
FBC Every six months 1x EDTA “purple”
U&E Every six months

1x serum “yellow”


LFT Every six months

The outpatient pharmacy are posting medication to patients’ homes on request and many stable patients are being reviewed through telephone appointments.

Please contact the centre for clinical infection if you have any questions: