HIV care at Devon Sexual Health

HIV care at Devon Sexual Health

We consider HIV care to be a core component of the work we do in sexual health. We pride ourselves on the quality of HIV care we offer to patients across Devon.

The team

The team

We have a dedicated HIV team working across the service to deliver a high standard of HIV care to an expanding cohort of over 600 patients. This team comprises consultant doctors, specialist nurses, a HIV specialist pharmacist, and dedicated clinical secretaries.



HIV care is currently provided at our hub locations in Exeter, Barnstaple and Torbay. Each service has dedicated clinics across the week. Please contact the clinical teams if you would like to discuss your care.

Care provided

Care provided

Our team currently provide all aspects of holistic person-centred HIV management to our patients. This includes:

  • Monitoring as recommended in BHIVA guidelines
  • Specialist circumstances such as severe immunosuppression, polypharmacy, pregnancy
  • Inpatient management of HIV and non-HIV illnesses
  • Well established links into local services including psychological support, peer support, advocacy, renal and cardiovascular medicine, hepatology, and cognitive assessment
  • Sexual and reproductive health
How to get in touch

How to get in touch

You can contact the teams via the following routes:

Exeter: Telephone – 01392 284966

Barnstaple: Telephone – 01271 341562

Torbay: Telephone – 01803 656500

HIV home testing

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Accessing our service

In response to the emergence of COVID-19 we have implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.

We are currently experiencing high demand for our Sexual Health Services across Devon and Torbay with unprecedented demand in Exeter. Please note always review urgent cases the same day. If your need is urgent and you are struggling to reach us keep trying as our phone system will explain how to access same-day care with us.

We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception here.

Self-requested STI testing by post is available for those aged under 25- more info

We are now running an under 18’s sit and wait clinic at Exeter, Torquay, and Barnstaple for more information click here

If you are struggling to access sexual health services, alternatives may be available:

  • Emergency Contraception - from a local pharmacy - more info
  • Contraceptive pills and LARC procedures - obtained from your GP
  • HIV PEPSE - available via A+E departments - more info
  • Condoms by post (for gay and bisexual men only) - more info