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Since the 1990s, BHIVA has been producing guidelines for the management of HIV, 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.

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BHIVA guidelines accreditation by NICE

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 (obtained in July 2012) is now valid until July 2022 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.

Guideline development

Click here to learn more about the preparation of BHIVA guidelines including BHIVA's development manual and information on GRADE training.

Copyright Notice

BHIVA guidelines are published, in the main, in HIV Medicine. Users wishing to download and reproduce this material for purposes other than personal study or education should contact Wiley-Blackwell. Click here for more information.

Guidelines summaries

These non-technical 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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E-Learning modules

The BHIVA E-Learning Working Group develop online modules with questions based on various BHIVA guidelines. Participants can self-certify 3 CPD points per module.
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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 App

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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