Dr Toni Hazell, GP and previously clinical assistant in a sexual health clinic, provides an overview of the latest guidance on HIV and describes how to implement it in primary care. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to do differently in your practice, the aspects of HIV of particular relevance to primary care, which patients are most at risk of contracting HIV, and considerations relating to pre-exposure prophylaxis and confidentiality.
British HIV Association. Guidance: British HIV Association guidelines for HIV-associated malignancies. 2014.
British HIV Association. Guidance: British HIV Association guidelines for the treatment of HIV-1-positive adults with antiretroviral therapy 2015 (2016 interim update).
British HIV Association, British Association of Sexual Health and HIV, British Infection Society. Guidance: UK National Guidelines for HIV testing 2008.
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV. Guidance: UK guideline for the use of HIV post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE). 2015.
GMC. Guidance: Confidentiality: disclosing information about serious communicable diseases. 2009.
NICE. Evidence summary: Pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV in adults at high risk: Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil). ESNM78. October 2016.
NICE, Public Health England. Guidance NG60: HIV testing: increasing uptake among people who may have undiagnosed HIV (joint NICE and Public Health England guideline). December 2016.
A `useful resources' link to the relevant NICE quality standard was added in January 2018.