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HIV testing: encouraging uptake [QS157]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 5

People who may have been exposed to HIV by a person newly diagnosed with HIV are offered an HIV test.

Quality standard measure: Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that notification procedures are in place to identify people who may have been exposed to HIV by a person newly diagnosed with HIV. These arrangements may include referral pathways to specialist sexual health services.
What was measured: Proportion of sexual health/genitourinary medicine clinics with a contract/formal agreement to provide HIV partner notification.
Data collection end: December 2017
82.6%
Number that met the criteria: 123 / 149
Area covered: UK
Source: British Association for Sexual Health and HIV National Audit Group. HIV partner notification audit.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of contactable people who may have been exposed to HIV by a person newly diagnosed with HIV who are tested within 3 months.
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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