The Elton John Research Centre

HIV & Sexual Health Research

We have been based in the Elton John Centre in Sussex House since 2005.

IMPORTANT UPDATE From 19th October 2020 our clinics will temporarily be moved to the Clinical Research Facility (often called CIRU) it is located on Level 10 of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE.

We look forward to our new facilities in February 2021.
We do research to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients.
Therapy in the field of HIV/GU medicine is constantly changing; this change is largely due to high quality research and implementation of research findings.
Brighton has one of the highest incidence and prevalence rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in Western Europe.

If you would like to find out more about what Clinical Research involves

Meet the team

We work alongside the teams in the Lawson Unit and Brighton Sexual Health and Contraception. You will be seen in clinic by:

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Research studies

Since 1988 the department has been involved in clinical research. The unit has a reputation for providing high quality data and participation in a wide variety of collaborative studies with local, national and international commercial and academic partners. These include Brighton and Sussex Medical School, the World Health Organisation, the National Institute for Health Research.

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