The UK NSC recommendation on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening in pregnancy (currently under review)

 

This recommendation is currently being reviewed as part of the UK NSC's regular review cycle of all policies.

The review process began in Sep 2017 and is estimated to be completed by Apr 2018.

Recommendation Systematic population screening programme recommended
 
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Screening for HIV should be offered to all pregnant women to reduce the rate of mother to child transmission.

 

Find general information about population health screening.

More about Human immunodeficiency virus

Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) results in progressive destruction of the immune system. As a result of this an infected individual becomes susceptible to a number of different infections and is also liable to become wasted and also to develop neurological problems.

» Read more about HIV on NHS Choices

» Read more about HIV on NHS Choices

Screening in the UK

Compare how screening is offered across the UK.

Stakeholders

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
British HIV Association
British Society for Immunology
Faculty of Public Health
Halve It
Institute of Child Health
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Midwives
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Terrence Higgins Trust

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.

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