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HIV testing: increasing uptake among people who may have undiagnosed HIV [NG60]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.1.2

Offer and recommend an HIV test to everyone who attends for testing or treatment. [2011, amended 2016]

What was measured: The proportion of men who have sex with men attending a specialist sexual health services clinic at least once during a calendar year in whom an HIV test was accepted.
Data collection end: December 2014
87.04%
Data collection end: December 2015
88.12%
Data collection end: December 2016
88.82%
Data collection end: December 2017
89%
Data collection end: December 2018
87.8%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England: Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles

What was measured: The proportion of women attending a specialist sexual health services clinic at least once during a calendar year in whom an HIV test was accepted.
Data collection end: December 2014
61.08%
Data collection end: December 2015
59.29%
Data collection end: December 2016
59.47%
Data collection end: December 2017
56.8%
Data collection end: December 2018
55.2%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England: Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles

What was measured: The proportion of men attending a specialist sexual health services clinic at least once during a calendar year in whom an HIV test was accepted.
Data collection end: December 2014
77.82%
Data collection end: December 2015
78.65%
Data collection end: December 2016
79.2%
Data collection end: December 2017
78.9%
Data collection end: December 2018
78.4%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England: Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles

What was measured: The proportion of patients attending a specialist sexual health services clinic at least once during a calendar year in whom an HIV test was accepted.
Data collection end: December 2014
68.28%
Data collection end: December 2015
67.45%
Data collection end: December 2016
67.72%
Data collection end: December 2017
65.7%
Data collection end: December 2018
64.5%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England: Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles


Recommendation: 1.1.4

Routinely offer and recommend an HIV test to everyone attending their first appointment (followed by repeat testing in line with recommendation 1.2.6) at drug dependency programmes, termination of pregnancy services, and services providing treatment for: - hepatitis B - hepatitis C - lymphoma - tuberculosis [2011, amended 2016].

What was measured: The proportion of tuberculosis cases offered an HIV test.
Data collection end: December 2014
95.39%
Data collection end: December 2015
96.19%
Data collection end: December 2016
96.6%
Data collection end: December 2017
96.1%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England: TB Strategy Monitoring Indicators

What was measured: Proportion people with tuberculosis who had an unknown HIV status that were offered and received a HIV test.
Data collection end: December 2017
93%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England. Tuberculosis in England.

What was measured: Proportion people with tuberculosis who had an unknown HIV status that were offered and received a HIV test.
Data collection end: December 2018
95%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England. Tuberculosis in England.


Recommendation: 1.2.9

Partners of people who test positive should receive a prompt offer and recommendation of an HIV test through partner notification procedures. [new 2016]

What was measured: Proportion of contactable contacts of people newly diagnosed with HIV who are tested at 3 months, reported by the index case or verified by a healthcare worker.
Data collection end: December 2017
72.8%
Area covered: UK
Source: British Association for Sexual Health and HIV National Audit Group. HIV partner notification audit.



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