Important - The Practice will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Please note PATCHS is only available during surgery opening hours and will NOT be seen by a GP over a weekend, bank holiday or evenings  If you require medical attention when the surgery is closed please ring 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk  If you have a life-threatening emergency please ring 999

The Villa Medical Centre

1-2 Roman Road, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 3DB

wiccg.thevillamedicalcentre@nhs.net

Sorry, we're closed

National HIV Testing Week starts 6 February

Posted on February 2nd, 2023

National HIV Testing Week starts 6 February

Shared on behalf of Sexual Health Wirral

National HIV Testing Week is a campaign to promote regular testing, especially among the most-affected population groups in England. Regular testing helps to reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV and those diagnosed late.

In 2021, there were an estimated 4,400 people unaware, that they are living with HIV. This is equivalent to 5% of all people estimated to be living with HIV in England (95,900). This figure has fallen from 2019 (5,600).

In Wirral, there have been 2 new HIV diagnoses in the past 12 months. 50% of these were detected in Primary Care. 50% of these were late HIV diagnoses.

Remember, the earlier HIV is detected, the earlier we can treat and the better the outcome for patients and the lower the risk of onward transmission.

Please read more from Sexual Health Wirral, including some ideas to help you promote HIV testing

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30am to 12:30pm
    01:30pm to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    07:00am to 12:30pm
    01:30pm to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:30am to 12:30pm
    01:30pm to 06:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:30am to 12:30pm
    01:30pm to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    07:00am to 12:30pm
    01:30pm to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
    Please call NHS 111 if you require an out of hours GP appointment over the weekend
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
    Please call 111 if you require an out of hours GP appointment over the weekend
NHS A-Z Conditions
Find Local Services
Live Well