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2020 News and Statements

WAD programme from BHIVA and ITN Productions Industry News
Tuesday 24 November 2020

"Your guide to Standards of Care for People Living with HIV" - BHIVA Standards of Care 2018 from a patient perspective
Sunday 22 November 2020

SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing to be offered to people living with HIV
Wednesday 11 November 2020

Exclusion of people with HIV from SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing
Wednesday 4 November 2020

BHIVA ‘2nd COVID peak’ guidance for HIV services
Thursday 8 October 2020

BHIVA ‘2nd COVID peak’ guidance for HIV clinics - plain English version
Thursday 8 October 2020

Timothy Brown – thanks from BHIVA
Thursday 1 October 2020

New BHIVA guidelines app
Thursday 17 September 2020

Updated BHIVA COVID-19 interim adult antiretroviral guidance
Monday 7 September 2020

HIV Medicine Associate Editors – two roles available
Friday 21 August 2020

Joint response to the announcement of the National Institute for Health Protection and the future of public health
Tuesday 18 August 2020

HIV and COVID-19: a statement on the Open SAFELY pre-print from the British HIV Association (BHIVA), Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), National AIDS Trust (NAT) and NAM aidsmap
Thursday 13 August 2020

British HIV Association & Terrence Higgins Trust: COVID-19 risk for people with HIV
Friday 7 August 2020

COVID-19 & HIV: updated FAQs for people living with HIV
Friday 7 August 2020

BHIVA, DAIG, EACS, GESIDA & Polish Scientific AIDS Society Statement on risk of COVID-19 for people living with HIV (PLWH)
Wednesday 5 August 2020

The British HIV Association (BHIVA) announces - 'Health and HIV' - a collaboration with ITN Productions Industry News
Monday 27 July 2020

Updated Government guidance on 22 June – advice from the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT)
Tuesday 23 June 2020

Update from ACCEA
Friday 12 June 2020

Updated Government guidance on 31 May – advice from the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT)
Tuesday 2 June 2020

BHIVA, DAIG, EACS, GESIDA & Polish Scientific AIDS Society Statement on risk of COVID-19 for people living with HIV (PLWH)
Monday 25th May 2020

What to do if you're HIV positive and are admitted to hospital with COVID-19 – advice from the British HIV Association (BHIVA)
Friday 15 May 2020

EACS & BHIVA Statement on risk of COVID-19 for people living with HIV (PLWH)
Thursday 30 April 2020

Directory of COVID-19 support services from HIV community organisations
Monday 27 April 2020

COVID-19 & shielding: advice for HIV clinicians, GPs and people living with HIV
Thursday 23 April 2020

Shielding text messages sent in error to people living with HIV, response from the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT)
Wednesday 8 April 2020

Recent text message re shielding sent in error to people with HIV
Tuesday 7 April 2020

Intensive Care Society (ICS) and British HIV Association (BHIVA) statement on considerations for critical care for people with HIV during COVID-19
Friday 3 April 2020

EACS & BHIVA Statement on risk of COVID-19 for people living with HIV (PLWH)
Wednesday 1 April 2020

Postponement of BHIVA national audit 2020
Thursday 26 March 2020

BHIVA statement on management of a pregnant woman living with HIV and infant testing during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Wednesday 25 March 2020

British HIV Association (BHIVA) and Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) statement on COVID-19 and advice for the extremely vulnerable
Wednesday 25 March 2020

Comment from BHIVA and THT on UK Government Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19), Social Distancing to Protect Vulnerable Adults and Shielding to Protect Extremely Vulnerable Adults, published 23 March 2020
Monday 23 March 2020

Joint statement on risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for people living with HIV (PLWH) - European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) and British HIV Association (BHIVA)
Friday 20 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and HIV - Responses to common questions from the British HIV Association (BHIVA)
Thursday 19 March 2020

Comment from the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) on UK Government Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Social Distancing to Protect Vulnerable Adults, published 16 March 2020
Tuesday 17 March 2020

Letter from Janssen to BHIVA re: Lack of evidence to support use of darunavir-based treatments for SARS-CoV-2
Monday 16 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and HIV – update from the British HIV Association (BHIVA)
Update re: BHIVA Spring Conference, Manchester, 26th- 29th April 2020

Friday 13 March 2020

Statement on COVID-19 in relation to the BHIVA 'Best of CROI' Feedback Meetings (2020) - virtual session on Monday 23 March to replace CROI feedback sessions
Thursday 12 March 2020

Mental health needs of people living with HIV are still unmet
Thursday 5 March 2020

BHIVA guidelines app
Thursday 5 March 2020

Comment on COVID-19 from the British HIV Association (BHIVA)
Thursday 27 February 2020

British HIV Association (BHIVA) calls for urgent action on sexual health
Wednesday 5 February 2020

BHIVA's clinical audit annual report now out: includes recommendations for improving management of people newly diagnosed with HIV
Tuesday 28 January 2020

HIV diagnoses continue to fall in response to increased testing, PrEP and effective treatment
Thursday 16 January 2020


Discovery of new strain of HIV
Thursday 7 November 2019

BHIVA joins HIV community in calling for universal availability of PrEP
Friday 4 October 2019

Joint statement from the British HIV Association (BHIVA), British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), NAT (National AIDS Trust), Terrence Higgins Trust, and HIV Scotland regarding reports of discrimination against people with HIV from some providers of cosmetic treatments and tattooing
Thursday 19 September 2019

BHIVA Chair Prof Chloe Orkin explains U=U to Gareth Thomas
Wednesday 18 September 2019

BHIVA supports sector call for funding for sexual health services
Monday 2 September 2019

BHIVA statement on safety signal in infants born to mothers conceiving on dolutegravir
Tuesday 27 August 2019

British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) statement in response to initial findings from third annual survey of PrEP users by PrEPster and iwantPrEPnow, in collaboration with Public Health England
Wednesday 14 August 2019

BHIVA and BASHH express support for Safer Drug Consumption Facility in Glasgow in letter to Rt Hon Priti Patel MP
Monday 29 July 2019

2030 HIV transmission target not addressed in Green Paper on Prevention
Tuesday 23 July 2019

Health and Social Care Committee Sexual health report 2 June 2019: response from British HIV Association
Sunday 2 June 2019

BHIVA leads support for pilot Safer Drug Consumption Facility (SDCF) in Glasgow
Tuesday 26 March 2019

HIV and immigration detention staff must jointly ensure good care in immigration removal centres
Friday 22 March 2019

Dr Mags Portman
Tuesday 12 February 2019

BASHH, BHIVA, HIVPA and NHIVNA statement on management of antiretroviral supplies in preparation for a no-deal Brexit Scenario
Friday 11 January 2019


Government announces plans to cut public health budget by £85 million
Thursday 20 December 2018

British HIV Association (BHIVA) welcomes call for investment in PrEP
Friday 14 December 2018

BHIVA encourages universal promotion of Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U)
Friday 30 November 2018

BHIVA NICE Accreditation renewal
Wednesday 28 November 2018

Public health funding cuts: joint briefing from health, local government and HIV organisations
Tuesday 6 November 2018

The British HIV Association (BHIVA) calls for accelerated efforts to prevent and cure hepatitis C infection in all those living with HIV
Wednesday 10 October 2018

Government funding cuts leave sexual health and HIV care at 'breaking point'
Saturday 29 September 2018

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust blog - "Working with HIV/AIDS patients was the highlight of my clinical career"
Thursday 20 September 2018

PHE HIV Data, 4 September: New HIV diagnoses across the UK fall by 17 per cent, comment from BHIVA
Tuesday 4 September 2018

PrEP and Health Promotion activity
Friday 24 August 2018

Volunteer for the BHIVA Social media team!
Friday 27 July 2018

New BHIVA website
Monday 23 July 2018

NHS England and local authorities must ensure routine availability of PrEP for HIV prevention by 1 April 2019, says coalition of charities
Tuesday 17 July 2018

BHIVA statement on Potential Safety Signal in Infants Born to Women Conceiving on Dolutegravir (on behalf of the BHIVA HIV in Pregnancy Guidelines Committee)
Tuesday 22 May 2018

BHIVA welcomes suspension of migrant data sharing by NHS Digital
Wednesday 9 May 2018

New Standards of Care from British HIV Association (BHIVA) meet patient needs despite challenges presented by funding cuts
Thursday 19 April 2018

BHIVA guidelines facilitator
Tuesday 6 March 2018

Are We Really Prepared To Stop HIV?
Monday 12 February 2018

BASHH and BHIVA response to formal review of 'The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017'
Monday 12 February 2018

BHIVA continues to recommend Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Tuesday 6 February 2018

London joins Fast-Track Cities initiative to reduce new HIV infections: BHIVA blog in Huffington Post, 12 January 2018
Friday 12 January 2018

London joins global Fast-Track Cities to reduce new HIV infections and eliminate stigma
Wednesday 10 January 2018


BHIVA response to Avon and Somerset police announcement on issuing spit guards to operational officers
Wednesday 22 November 2017

The UK is moving towards elimination of HIV transmission
Wednesday 15 November 2017

National HIV Testing Week and the European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week 2017
Friday 3 November 2017

BHIVA and HIVPA message to members regarding the flu vaccine
Monday 9 October 2017

BHIVA Twitter Campaign Competition 2017
Monday 2 October 2017

British HIV Association (BHIVA) response to BMJ article "Antiretroviral therapy in pregnant women living with HIV: a clinical practice guideline" published 11 September 2017
Thursday 21 September 2017

Standards of care for people living with HIV (2018): consultation and public meetings
Monday 11 September 2017

British HIV Association statement on the Public Health England report: 'Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV: A Review of Commissioning'
Wednesday 30 August 2017

Hepatitis B vaccine shortages: PHE and BASHH/BHIVA temporary guidance for management of patients in GUM and HIV services
Tuesday 8 August 2017

BHIVA endorses ‘Undetectable equals Untransmittable’ (U=U) consensus statement
Wednesday 12 July 2017

BHIVA celebrates introduction of PrEP in Scotland and Wales
Tuesday 11 July 2017

HIV manifesto
Tuesday 16 May 2017

Call for preventative HIV drug on NHS
Wednesday 10 May 2017

Wales will now provide a PrEP trial
Friday 28 April 2017

British HIV Association (BHIVA) statement on Wales' failure to approve Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention
Wednesday 26 April 2017

BHIVA response to The Irish Times article 'Anti-HIV drug removes personal responsibility'
Friday 21 April 2017

Dr. Mark Wainberg - a tribute
Thursday 13 April 2017

BHIVA Standards - consultation
Monday 3 April 2017

Clusters of acute hepatitis A among men who have sex with men (MSM)
Thursday 16 February 2017


BHIVA response to Pulse article (12 Dec 2016) 'Four ethical issues to consider before offering HIV tests to your patients'
Wednesday 21 December 2016

UK's leading HIV clinicians welcome £10M NHS PrEP trial
Sunday 4 December 2016

UK's leading HIV clinicians support Court of Appeal ruling on PrEP
Thursday 10 November 2016

BHIVA statement: funding for HIV testing
Wednesday 12 October 2016

Pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV in adults at high risk: Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil)
Thursday 6 October 2016

Media reports of a cure for HIV are premature
Wednesday 5 October 2016

National sexual health charity to close
Wednesday 21 September 2016

Highly Commended in the 2016 BMA Patient Information Awards - BHIVA HIV guidelines 2015: summary for HIV positive people
Tuesday 20 September 2016

PrEP on the NHS in England - Help the National AIDS Trust defend their historic win at the Court of Appeal
Wednesday 31 August 2016

BASHH and BHIVA welcome judicial review ruling confirming NHS England's responsibility for the commissioning of PrEP
Tuesday 2 August 2016

NHS England statement - August update on the commissioning and provision of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) for HIV prevention
Tuesday 2 August 2016

BHIVA guidelines for the treatment of HIV-1-positive adults with antiretroviral therapy 2015 (2016 interim update)
Friday 29 July 2016

NAM is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Hodson as its new Executive Director
Thursday 21 July 2016

BHIVA guidelines app now available on the App Store and Google Play
Monday 11 July 2016

BHIVA statement on 31 May NHS update on commissioning and provision of PrEP for HIV prevention
Tuesday 31 May 2016

BHIVA statement of support for junior doctors
Friday 6 May 2016

Second update to the BHIVA-BASHH Position Statement on PrEP in the UK
Wednesday 4 May 2016

The NHS will now consider putting PrEP back into the NHS decision-making process following the threat of legal action from the National AIDS Trust (NAT)
Tuesday 19 April 2016

BHIVA statement on the NHSE update on commissioning and provision of PrEP for HIV prevention
Tuesday 22 March 2016

NHS England update on commissioning and provision of Pre Exposure Prophylaxsis (PrEP) for HIV prevention
Monday 21 March 2016

BHIVA Nominations for Clinical Excellence Awards - 2016 round
Friday 11 March 2016

HIV and sexual health sector unites in action against government cuts as budgets are slashed by councils
Thursday 25 February 2016

Launch of 'Living Confidently with HIV: A self-help book for people living with HIV' (revised 2016 edition)
Wednesday 27 January 2016

The Lancet HIV: Preventing HIV infection with prophylactic drugs important to reversing HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in the UK
Wednesday 13 January 2016


Cluster of Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) producing and macrolide resistant Shigella sonnei in men who have sex with men
Tuesday 22 December 2015

Department of Health CMO/CPO letter on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and gonorrhoea
Friday 18 December 2015

Health promotion for sexual and reproductive health and HIV: strategic action plan, 2016 to 2019
Thursday 17 December 2015

Launch of HIV Partner Notification Standards Document
Tuesday 1 December 2015

Letters: High price of Osborne's public health cuts
Tuesday 1 December 2015

Saving lives saves money: preventing mother-to-child HIV infection saves NHS £3.1 billion
Friday 27 November 2015

National HIV Testing Week 2015
Wednesday 21 October 2015

Sexual Health Information Exchange (SHIE)
Tuesday 13 October 2015

Department of Health update on patient confidentiality in sexual health services
Monday 14 September 2015

PROUD results published showing pre-exposure prophylaxis effectively prevents HIV
Thursday 10 September 2015

Electronic Personal Health Records (PHR) Survey
Thursday 3 September 2015

Martin Fisher Foundation launch: Registration for 'Towards Zero' Now Open
Monday 17 August 2015

New Sexually Transmitted Infection figures show rapid increases among gay men
Tuesday 23 June 2015

Vacancies on the UK National Screening Committee
Tuesday 23 June 2015

Susie Parsons obituary
Monday 22 June 2015

BHIVA Primary Care Project - Vacancy for a Qualitative Researcher
Tuesday 16 June 2015

BHIVA welcomes the provisional results of the START study
Tuesday 2 June 2015

Jobs with NHS England
Tuesday 12 May 2015

Professor Martin Fisher
Tuesday 21 April 2015

Important message from Graham Foster, co-chair of the Hepatitis CRG
Thursday 16 April 2015

UKIP wrong about HIV data and health tourism, say campaigners
Monday 13 April 2015

British HIV Association: Recording and investigation of late HIV diagnoses: good practice position statement
Friday 27 March 2015

Hepatitis C: Hunting the silent killer
Wednesday 4 March 2015

BHIVA calls for rapid assessment of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis funding feasibility as PROUD Study exceeds expectations
Tuesday 24 February 2015

Toronto Declaration: Strategies to control and eliminate viral hepatitis globally
Tuesday 6 January 2015


New multi-professional HIV healthcare organisation launched to give HIV healthcare professionals a stronger voice

European experts call for reduction in treatment costs to 'eliminate Hep C within our lifetimes'

Politicians of all parties pledge to tackle HIV under the next government

Networked care crucial to tackling HIV, as UK infections top 100,000* in 2014

Change to recommended regimen for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

BHIVA responds to JCVI recommendation on HPV vaccination for MSM

Council motion on HIV testing

BHIVA statement on interim analysis of the PROUD study, examining the impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis on HIV transmission

Celebrities back NHS first as Barts Health NHS Trust leads national campaign to routinely test emergency patients for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

BHIVA statement in response to the call by Nigel Farage to ban people with HIV from migrating to the UK

UK's leading HIV doctors debate making drug to prevent HIV transmission available on NHS

NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes 2014/15

Updated advice sheet on dispersal process for asylum seekers with HIV

Change to the recommended regimen for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

British HIV Association (BHIVA) comment on Lancet HIV paper highlighting prevalence of recreational drug use and increased risk of condomless sex among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM)

BHIVA and EAGA position statement on the use of antiretroviral therapy to reduce HIV transmission: update 2014

'Confidentiality in the NHS: your information, your rights' - a new guide for people living with HIV in England

Going Viral week

HIV cure study

Reactive statement for concerned patients on behalf of HIV Pharmacy Association (HIVPA) & BHIVA

British HIV Association (BHIVA) cautions on access to testing, treatment and prevention as new Lancet study highlights plummeting global HIV deaths and infections

Malaysian Airlines MH17 tragedy

CDC Updates HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Guidelines

Charles Farthing

British HIV Association statement on HIV self-testing kits becoming available Sunday 6 April 2014

HIV infected patients are at particular risk for neurosyphilis even when they receive proper syphilis treatment

Quality of life for people with HIV in the UK remains poor, despite treatment successes

Chronic rectal pain risk trebled for women having anal sex

NHS HIV testing in need of radical change, say experts

HIV Pharmacy Association Excellence in Practice Award 2014

Global Health Film initiative: How to Survive a Plague

E-campaign with the Terrence Higgins Trust on HIV and Poverty

Consultation on Guidelines for the management of HIV infection in pregnant women 2012 (2014 interim review)

Slide kit on the guidelines for the treatment of HIV-1 positive adults with antiretroviral therapy 2012 (updated November 2013)

HIV Commissioning meeting - feedback from BHIVA attendees

BHIVA response to proposed amendments to the Immigration Bill tabled by Conservative MP Dr Philip Lee

PHE announces plans for National Framework for HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Commissioning

More to do on NHS confidentiality for people with HIV - NAT policy report is now available

Dr Rosemary Gillespie appointed as Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust


BHIVA Treatment Guideline Update

Clinical Audit Report 2012-13

ARV-trials.com: latest news

HIV patients set to suffer as a result of NHS restructure

Migrant access to HIV care - Testing should always be free

Celebrities put their name to largest HIV testing project in NHS

David Furnish in dramatic appeal for routine HIV testing

BHIVA opportunistic infection smartphone application

BHIVA Service Commissioning Survey 2013

Election of BHIVA Honorary Secretary and Trustee Members of the BHIVA Executive Committee – Voting Closes 20 September 2013

HIV Pharmacy Association / AbbVie Excellence in Practice Award 2013

British HIV Association (BHIVA) response to Department of Health announcement 'Modernisation of HIV rules to better protect public'

Dr David Asboe elected as BHIVA Chair, Dr Adrian Palfreeman elected as Vice Chair

HIV Medicine 2012 Impact Factor 3.155

Professor Anne Johnson is made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Professor Jane Anderson steps down as BHIVA Chair

Joint BHIVA/BASHH National Clinical Audit of HIV Partner Notification

The BASHH & BHIVA mentoring group

Guidance on commissioning sexual health services published

PRESS RELEASE: Department of Health publishes new Sexual Health Framework

'A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England' - long-awaited framework is launched today by the Department of Health

MAC Aids Fund - Request for proposals (RFP)

Presentation on the Guidelines for the management of HIV infection in pregnant women (2012)


Government response - No decision about me without me

Join the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee (Members only)

Consultation on service specifications and clinical policies

NICE Guidance and Pathways on Hepatitis B and C

Invitation to lead the BHIVA Website Working Group

Information from the Department of Health regarding National HIV Testing Week and Publication of the Under 18 Conception Rates - Quarter 3, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: New HIV figures cause for 'deep concern' according to HIV experts

Exciting new HIV/AIDS documentary

HIV Testing Week 2012

NICE: Public Health Advisory Committees (PHACs) - Topic Expert Member Recruitment

Seasonal flu vaccination for people with underlying health conditions - a letter from the Department of Health

Commissioned Calls: NIHR HTA programme

University of Liverpool and Mersey Deanery NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship / Lectureship Posts in Infection and Global Health

Publication of the Quality Standard postnatal care scope

A commissioning guide on HIV prevention in those from areas of high prevalence, especially African nations

Local authority commissioning public health services from primary care

British HIV Association proposes new standards for care

BHIVA guidelines accredited by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Department of Health survey will look at the impact of tenders for sexual health services on HIV treatment services

Healthcare needs and pregnancy dispersal guidance

Letter from Roche Products Limited regarding Viracept (nelfinavir mesilate) 250mg film-coated tablets and Invirase (saquinavir) 200mg hard capsule

HIV PbR factsheets

British HIV Association launches new guidelines for treatment of people living with HIV in the UK