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Ian Charleson Day Centre (ICDC)

The Ian Charleson Day Centre at the Royal Free Hospital has been providing excellent care for patients with HIV and AIDS since 1989.

The Ian Charleson Day Centre is a HIV clinic of excellence in London:
We care for more than 3,150 HIV-positive patients. Patients from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures are treated by us.
Our large team of clinicians and specialists is dedicated to your care.

Your rapid HIV testing service is fast, free and confidential.

We also offer an HIV counselling service which is available to suipport you throuugh all aspects of HIV, from diagnosis to treatment and living with HIV day-to-day. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the services, visit their website or contact the reception.


Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, NW3 2QG
Umbrella org:
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
020 7830 2051 (ICDC) / 020 7794 0500 (Royal Free Hospital)
020 7830 2311
Opening times:
Out-patients clinic: Mon 9am-6pm, Tue-Fri 8.30 am-4 pm. Note - afternoon only on the 4th Wednesday of each month
Who is it for:
Anyone who is concerned that they may have HIV, early symptoms of HIV or have been exposed to HIV
Belsize Park (Tube), Hampstead Heath (London Overground)

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Subject Definitions

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Although there is no cure for AIDS, HIV infection can be prevented, and those living with HIV can take antiretroviral drugs to delay the onset of AIDS.