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Clinical Guidelines

Since the 1990s, BHIVA has been producing guidelines for the management of HIV infection, which, while primarily intended for the use of UK physicians, have international influence.

Guidelines are drafted by our Writing Groups and then placed on the BHIVA website for consultation by all interested parties. Finalised guidelines are published, in the main, in HIV Medicine and are also available on the BHIVA website.

The endeavours of the Guidelines Subcommittee now encompass not only the treatment of antiretroviral diseases but also specific guidelines on the management of TB and hepatitis co-infected individuals, transplantation, immunisation, malignancy, opportunistic infections, reproductive and sexual health and pregnancy.

Click here for more information on the Guidelines Subcommittee.

For more information or to view individual guidelines please click Archived Guidelines.

BHIVA guidelines accredited by NICE

We are delighted to announce that the process used by the British HIV Association to produce its UK national guidelines has been accredited by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Accreditation is valid for five years from July 2012 and is retrospectively applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in the 2011 BHIVA guideline development manual. All guidance produced following the accredited process is eligible to bear the Accreditation Mark.
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British HIV Association (BHIVA) Guideline Development Manual

This guidelines framework document replaces the previous Guidance for BHIVA Guidelines Development first agreed in 2007 and last updated in 2014.
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Declarations of Interests from authors on BHIVA Guidelines Writing Groups

BHIVA has a clear policy of declarations of interests within the Association:

  • BHIVA requires that all members of guidelines writing groups, as well as any expert external peer reviewers, must declare all interests and membership of other committees retrospectively on an annual basis, to give protection to individuals working as members of writing groups.
  • All members of guidelines writing groups must undertake a declaration of interests prior to serving on a writing group and this declaration is confirmed and repeated at the publication of each set of completed guidelines published.
  • The details given in declaration forms are retained on a register at the Secretariat and can be made available for publication, if required.

E-Learning modules

The BHIVA E-Learning Working Group develop online modules with questions based on various BHIVA guidelines. Successful participants receive 3 CPD credits per module.
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Guidelines summaries

These patient-friendly versions of BHIVA guidelines are intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.
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HIV Medicine

HIV Medicine is the official journal of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), and is published by Wiley-Blackwell. HIV Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal publishing original articles, reviews and guidelines on all aspects of HIV treatment and diagnosis.
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Smartphone application

The BHIVA opportunistic infection guidelines are now at your fingertips through BHIVA's smartphone app. This is now available online, free of charge, to all.
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Click here to make a suggestion for future BHIVA Guidelines.