Torbay Blood-Borne Virus Service

Torbay Primary Care Drug & Alcohol Service

01803 604330
01803 604359
Main Address
Walnut lodge, Walnut Road, Torquay, TQ2 6HP [show on map]
United Kingdom [ View Country Profile ]
Blood-borne virus testing and hepatitis B vaccination for vulnerable groups and their carers and close contacts within the Torbay area, provided at Shekinah (homeless day centre), Torbay project (hostel), and substance misuse services. Initial test is by fingerprick/bloodspot to enable easy testing for those with poor venous access. Partnership working with Eddystone Trust and local general hospital service for onward referral. Training and education for agency staff and clients. Currently creating a BBV strategy for the local area to ensure holistic service delivery and support for clients diagnosed positive with the Torbay area.
Blood-Borne Virus Nurse
Virginia Compton
Drop-in times
Mon 09.00 - 17.00, Walnut Lodge Torquay (appointments / drop-in)
Tue 08.00 - 17.00, Shekinah (drop-in), at Haven Centre in Paignton and Windmill Centre in Hele by prior arrangement, pm appointments at various venues / as required.
Wed 09.00 - 19.30 all day at Shrublands House, Torquay (appointments and drop-in), lunchtime session at Shekinah (drop in)
Thu 09.00 - 17.00 – Lunchtime session at Shekinah (drop-in), all afternoon at Shrublands House in Torquay (appointments and drop-in)
For appointments at other times call Walnut Lodge.
Training & education
For agency staff and clients.
Languages spoken
Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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