Department Research

The GUIDE Clinic has an active research department which participates in research on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) and Infectious Diseases. Any member of the medical team, or the research nurse will be more than happy to give you information on current trials and research studies that are currently recruiting. It is very important to remember that there is no pressure to take part in any studies in order to access treatment.

Research is a very important part of understanding disease; it helps us to improve our understanding and treatment of diseases. There are many different research projects ongoing in The GUIDE Clinic and you may be invited to become involved. Ethical approval is obtained prior to carrying out any research.

The following link details a few of the studies that are currently running in the UK and Ireland -


--We are currently CLOSED for STI Walk-ins. Please note that if your GP has referred you to the GUIDe clinic you will be contacted with an appointment.  We kindly ask that you do not attend without an appointment. We are seeing a limited number of STI emergencies that have been given an advance appointment after referral. Patients who have HIV appointments for collection of their medication should attend at their appointment time. The number of patients that are allowed into the department is limited so we will be strictly observing appointment times. GUIDE PrEP patients with upcoming clinic appointments will be contacted by phone and offered a phone consultation. Patients will then be given a new “rapid” appointment slot, to attend for bloods/STI screen/vaccine and to collect prescription. Face to face consults are arranged as required. For more information related to Coronavirus and visiting restrictions please visit    --