Halve It HIV testing resource toolkit

Introduction

The “Halve It campaign” is a national coalition of expert bodies calling on all levels of Government to work together to halve the proportion of people with late and undiagnosed HIV by 2020. It is estimated that the number of people living with HIV in the UK (diagnosed and undiagnosed) is around 103,700. In 2014, an estimated 17% were unaware of their condition and 40% were diagnosed after they should have started treatment, despite many having had recent contact with healthcare professionals. (Public Health England – HIV in the United Kingdom: 2014 Report)

If diagnosed early, HIV can be successfully treated and people with HIV live to near-normal life expectancies. Late diagnosis, by contrast, is associated with a greater risk of hospitalisation and AIDS-related illness, reduced life expectancy and increased cost to the NHS. It is also associated with increased onwards transmission, and continued sexual risk-taking while people are unaware of their HIV-positive status.

POSITION PAPER

  1. Position paper

    To read about the campaign please click on the link below to download the Halve It position paper

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  COALITION MEMBERS

BHIVA AHPN Department of Health Sophia Forum LGBT Foundation Positive East NAZ British Association for Sexual Health and HIV SHIVAG LGA Elton John Aids Foundation NHIVA MedFASH Terrence Higgins Trust Royal College of General Practitioners Department of Health NAT Positively UK Gilead The All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS NICE RCP HIVPA