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 during the COVID pandemic

How to access our service:

We have now implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. This system will be in place for the duration of the pandemic. Please contact our services to access this triage system. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.

If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus please do not attend the clinic. Clear advice for people with symptoms of coronavirus is available at .

Advice from our service:

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

More details on the fitting of LARCs (coils and implants) at our service can be found here

If you need the combined contraceptive pill please try (if you can) to get updated measurements of your height, weight and blood pressure before calling us.

There is also specific advice on coronavirus available for People Living with HIV here, and for pregnant women here

Self-requested Sexual Health screening by post is available for for under 25s only - more info here

For others with testing requirements please contact the service on 0300 303 3989.

Alternative provision:

Please be aware that we may have to cancel, rearrange or shut clinical services in response to changing clinical and staffing pressures created by the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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

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