BHIVA is the leading UK association representing professionals in HIV care. Since 1995, we have been committed to providing excellent care for people living with and affected by HIV. BHIVA is a national advisory body on all aspects of HIV care and we provide a national platform for HIV care issues. Our representatives contribute to international, national and local committees dealing with HIV care. In addition, we promote undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education within HIV care.
BHIVA membership category
BHIVA Consultant (those holding consultant or similar grades)
BHIVA Retired Consultant (those previously having held consultant or similar grade)
BHIVA Non-consultant (all others)
BHIVA Medical Student (requires evidence of student status)
BHIVA-CHIVA (Children’s HIV Association) Consultant
BHIVA-CHIVA (Children’s HIV Association) Non-consultant
BHIVA-Dietitians (BDA HIV Care Specialist Group)
BHIVA-HIVPA (HIV Pharmacy Association)
BHIVA-NHIVNA (National HIV Nurses Association)
BHIVA-RHIVA (Rehabilitation in HIV Association)
BHIVA-SSHA (Society of Sexual Health Advisers)
BHIVA-UK-CAB (UK Community Advisory Board)
BHIVA-International LMIC (Low- and Middle-Income Countries)
BHIVA-International HIC (High-Income Countries)
Membership year: runs from 1 January to 31 December and fees paid by members joining from 1 November onwards will be regarded as being in respect of the membership year ending 31 December following.
Membership eligibility: Membership of BHIVA is open to the following categories of personnel involved in HIV care: those working within professions or industry, or other appropriate HIV-active healthcare workers, where a significant component of their work is directly or indirectly related to HIV care.
Membership renewal: Renewal notices are sent out at the beginning of November each year. Any members whose fees remains unpaid by end of February following will be in arrears and cease to be a member of BHIVA.
Membership benefits: Benefits (see below) are non-transferable and BHIVA reserves the right to change membership benefits offered.
a) Discounted registration for BHIVA conferences (CPD approved)
b) Access to the BHIVA website members’ area
c) Voting rights for BHIVA Officers and Executive Committee elections (eligibility subject to joining date)
d) Eligibility to stand for election to the BHIVA Executive Committee (eligibility subject to joining date)
e) Free subscription to the BHIVA journal, HIV Medicine (10 issues p.a. and online access)
f) Access to online e-learning modules
g) Free subscription to the BHIVA Members Matters email (up to 12 issues p.a.)
h) Free subscription to HIV Treatment Bulletin, provided by HIV i-Base (by email)
i) BHIVA nominations for Clinical Excellence Awards (eligible UK-based consultant members only)
j) Access to BHIVA Research Awards and other scholarships and bursaries
k) Access to BASHH/BHIVA/FSRH Mentoring Scheme
l) Membership subscription fees approved for income tax relief
m) Access to online webcasts
1 Plus £30 joining fee for first year only.
2 Medical student membership includes online-only access to HIV Medicine and does not include (i) and (j).
3 Must be a paid-up member of the relevant affiliated association to qualify for discounted fee.
4 UK-CAB membership includes online-only access to HIV Medicine and does not include (a), (d), (i) and (j).
5 LMIC International membership includes (a), (b), (e) (online only), (f), (g) and (h). Must be living in low- or middle-income countries (as defined by the World Bank) and earning local salary.
6 International membership includes (a), (b), (e) (online only), (f), (g) and (h). Applies to members living in high-income countries (as defined by the World Bank) and earning local salary.
If you are not yet a BHIVA member, click here to join the Association online.
Click here to download membership information.
If you have any questions regarding your membership, please contact the Secretariat.
If you wish to change your BHIVA website username, please email the Secretariat directly.