British HIV Association Standards of care for people living with HIV 2018

BHIVA Standards of Care for People Living with HIV 2018 Introduction

The Standards are designed to provide a reference point against which to benchmark the quality of HIV care in the context of the changing needs of patients and the current financial pressures. They provide information to support top quality care and to inform commissioning decisions to meet the growing need for more efficient and cost-effective services. These Standards update earlier versions published in 2007 and 2013.

The new Standards are evidence based, and have been developed in partnership with care providers, professional associations, commissioners and people living with HIV. They cover the range of care needed from testing and diagnosis to the end of life, taking a holistic view of an integrated approach embracing overall health and well-being, as well as clinical care.

There are eight quality Standards, covering the care that any adult living with HIV in the UK should expect to receive. Each one presents a rationale, quality statements and measurable and auditable outcomes. Three new sections have been introduced looking at HIV prevention, stigma and well-being, and HIV across the life course.


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BHIVA Standards of Care for People Living with HIV 2018


Press Release

New Standards of Care from British HIV Association (BHIVA) meet patient needs despite challenges presented by funding cuts


Consultation feedback

Please use the links below to download a list of all feedback received during the consultation process, separated by standard.

General Feedback

Introduction

Standard 1: Testing, diagnosis and prevention

Standard 2: Person-centred care

Standard 3: HIV outpatient care and treatment

Standard 4: Complex HIV care

Standard 5: Sexual and reproductive health

Standard 6: Psychological care

Standard 7: HIV across the life course

Standard 8: Developing and maintaining excellent care