Lawson Unit


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Tel: 01273 664722

Lawson Unit
Lawson Unit
Royal Sussex County Hospital
Eastern Road


Lawson Unit patients (HIV Patients):  

We are currently conducting all appointments by telephone.

Please ensure that you have at least a month’s supply of medications and call 01273 664722 if not (unless you have a doctor’s appointment booked already in the next 3 weeks).

We urge ALL patients to please follow social distancing advice.

IMPORTANT Shielding advice for people living with HIV

We understand that people living with HIV have received a text message from the government advising them to shield. Please note that the British HIV Association (BHIVA) only advises people living with HIV who have a CD4 count of less than 50 to shield and this is a very small number of people. Some people living with HIV may have other conditions that mean they need to shield and these can be found here

Summary of BHIVA advice:


  1. People with CD4 >200 and undetectable on ART are considered at no greater risk than the general population; follow general advice.


  1. People with CD4 <200, detectable viral load or not on ART may be at higher risk of severe illness; follow general advice.


  1. People with a CD4 count <50 or opportunistic illness in last 6 months; follow shielding advice for extremely vulnerable.


For further information see