BHIVA guidelines set out the medical and other care people living with HIV can expect to receive in the UK.
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.
Click here to view non-technical versions of BHIVA guidelines.
The BHIVA Standards of Care were published in 2018. This is a valuable document, setting out the standards of care expected in the UK for people living with HIV. While the document is great for those delivering care, or commissioning care, the content can be quite challenging to understand for those receiving care – people living with HIV. This is, perhaps, the group that most needs to understand the standards.
With the support of BHIVA and a grant from the MAC AIDS Fund, a group from the HIV community have created "Your Guide to..." the BHIVA Standards. This looks at the standards from a patient perspective and highlights in plain language what a person living with HIV might reasonably expect to receive in terms of their care in the UK at all stages of their HIV journey. This was launched at the BHIVA Autumn Conference in November 2020.
The guide is available online: https://standards.bhiva.org
Please encourage your service users to go to this website for information about the standard of care that people living with HIV could expect to receive at any stage of their life. The website has the "Your Guide to..." information, as well as easy links to the full 2018 BHIVA Standards of Care for those who want more information. The website is designed to work on mobile devices as well as computers, and is easy to use and navigate.
HIVPA produce a series of patient information leaflets (PILs) aimed at delivering the key information to patients. Many have been produced in collaboration with NAM.
As there is typically more than one supplier in the UK market for any generic they elected not to include any images or references to particular products. They are designed to be printed on A4 and either printed double sided, or single sided and cut down to A5.