The annual call for new topics in now open
We welcome you to propose a new health condition for a screening programme that is not already considered by the UK NSC.
Please download the form and read the guidance at the end of this link to make a proposal.
The deadline for submissions is 16th December 2018. For more information please see this blog.

The UK NSC recommendation on HTLV (human t-cell lymphotropic virus) screening in pregnancy

Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended
Last review completed December 2017
Next review due in 2020/21
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Find general information about population health screening.

More about HTLV

HTLV1 is a retrovirus (like HIV) affecting the immune system. It is associated with a particular leukemia/lymphoma but most people have no symptoms.

» Read more about lymphoma and HTLV1 on NHS Choices


British Society for Immunology
Faculty of Public Health
National Centre for Human Retrovirology
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.

Related documents

icon Review of HTLV-1 against UK NSC criteria Jan 2012 (PDF document, 55KB, 20/01/12)
icon Review of HTLV-1 against UK NSC criteria Jan 2012 (PDF document, 55KB, 28/06/17)

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