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HIV and sexually transmitted infections

TEM of rounded HIV budding from the surface of an infected T-cell

Reports are ordered by date of publication, starting with the most recent releases.

Topics include: HIV, HIV and STI combined surveillance, syphilis and lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), and antenatal screening for infectious diseases.

For National Chlamydia Screening Programme publications see the NCSP pages (external link).

GRASP (Gonococcal Resistance to Antimcrobials Surveillance Programme) reports are available from a separate folder.

Please select the Blood-borne viruses publications for related report series including:


 
  • HIV in the United Kingdom: 2013 report
    An estimated 98,400 (93,500-104,300) people were living with HIV in the UK in 2012. The overall prevalence was 1.5 per 1,000 population (1.0 in women and 2.1 in men). An estimated 21,900 people living with HIV were unaware of their infection in 2012.
    Added/updated: 19 November 2013
  • False positive treponemal (syphilis) IgM enzyme immunoassay results: Adverse incident report
    This report concludes an investigation by the former Health Protection Agency (HPA) into inaccurate test results given by a commercially available syphilis IgM test kit.
    Added/updated: 30 October 2013
  • HIV epidemiology in the former HPA South East region: 2011 data
    There were 666 new HIV diagnoses in South East clinics in 2011. However, there has been a steady decline in new diagnoses since 2006 due to changing patterns of migration. The number of AIDS cases and deaths in people due to HIV has also been declining.
    Added/updated: 3 July 2013
  • HIV epidemiology in London: 2011 data
    HIV continues to be a major public health issue for London. In 2011 there were over 2,600 new HIV diagnoses made in London clinics. Despite a decline in new HIV diagnoses since 2004, which may reflect changing patterns in migration, the number of new HIV diagnoses reported in 2011 was 11% higher than in 2000.
    Added/updated: 17 May 2013
  • Gonoccocal resistance to antimicrobials surveillance programme (GRASP) action plan for England and Wales: informing the Public Health Response
    Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in England and the UK, with 21,000 and 23,183 cases in 2011, respectively, and is often treated empirically to prevent further transmission of infection before the results of laboratory testing are available. Antimicrobial therapy is essential to the public health control of gonorrhoea, in the absence of any protective immune response, but has been compromised over decades by emergence of resistance to successive antimicrobial agents used.
    Added/updated: 26 February 2013
  • An introductory guide to Health Protection Agency: local STI and HIV data
    This document aims to provide local stakeholders (including local authorities, clinical commissioning groups,commissioning support groups) with the key information they require in order to understand the STI and HIV data that is available for their area. This includes an overview of how HIV and STI data can be used and interpreted, how data is collected, the available publications and where to go for more information.
    Added/updated: 5 February 2013
  • Mapping sexual health services for men who have sex with men
    Men who have ex with men (MSM) are a group at increased risk of specific sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhoea, syphilis and lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). MSM experience 73% of syphilis cases, 30% of male gonococcal infections seen in GUM and 43% of HIV cases attending specialist care in the UK in 2010. MSM have other specific sexual health needs including Hepatitis A and B vaccination and rectal and pharyngeal gonorrhoea testing.
    Added/updated: 10 December 2012
  • HIV in the United Kingdom: 2012 Report
    HIV infection has been transformed from a fatal to chronic life-long infection due to the introduction of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the mid-1990s. Consequently, the number of people living with diagnosed HIV has risen year on year, with an increase in number of new diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) and people born in high prevalence countries.
    Added/updated: 29 January 2013
  • Evidence and resources to commission expanded HIV testing in priority medical services in high prevalence areas, April 2012
    Provides a concise overview of the evidence of acceptability, feasibility, clinical benefit and cost-effectiveness of expanding HIV testing, in order to support current and future commissioners to implement routine HIV testing in general medical services.
    Added/updated: 20 April 2012
  • An introductory guide to local Health Protection Agency STI and HIV data in London
    This document aims to provide local stakeholders, particularly NHS and local Health Protection Units (HPUs), with the key information they require in order to understand the STI & HIV data that is available for their area. This includes an overview of how HIV and STI data can be used and interpreted, how data is collected, the available publications, and where to go for more information.
    Added/updated: 24 September 2013
  • Sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men in the United Kingdom: 2011 report
    It is difficult to estimate the number of adult (aged over 15 years) men who have sex with men (MSM) in the UK. Currently, the most reliable data source used to estimate numbers is the last National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL) in 2000. Report amended January 2012.
    Added/updated: 23 January 2012
  • An introductory guide to local Health Protection Agency STI and HIV data in South East England
    This document aims to provide local stakeholders, particularly NHS and local Health Protection Units (HPUs), with the key information they require in order to understand the STI & HIV data that is available for their area. This includes an overview of how HIV and STI data can be used and interpreted, how data is collected, the available publications, and where to go for more information.
    Added/updated: 31 May 2013
  • HIV in the United Kingdom: 2011 report
    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first reports of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Report amended 20 January 2012.
    Added/updated: 20 January 2012
  • Time to test for HIV: Expanded healthcare and community HIV testing in England
    This report provides the final results from eight projects, in hospital, primary care and community settings funded by the Department of Health to examine models of HIV testing in these settings. All except one were in high prevalence areas (where diagnosed HIV prevalence is greater than two per thousand among 15-59 year olds). Projects ran for periods of 3-12 months between 2009 and 2010.
    Added/updated: 20 September 2011
  • National Chlamydia Screening Programme England
    The HPA's monitoring and evaluation framework for the NCSP
    Added/updated: 23 January 2013
  • Sexually transmitted infections in South East England: 2011 data
    To provide an integrated description of sexual health in the South East of England, supporting the understanding, interpretation and use of sexual health data sources in the planning and provision of services.
    Added/updated: 31 May 2013
  • Time to test for HIV: Expanded healthcare and community HIV testing in England
    This report provides interim results of 8 DH-funded HIV testing pilots outside of STI and antenatal clinics. The results show that the national 2008 guidelines recommending routine offer HIV testing to new registrants in high prevalence areas are feasible, acceptable and effective in identifying previously undiagnosed persons.
    Added/updated: 30 November 2010
  • HIV in the United Kingdom: 2010 Report
    The number of people living ith HIV in the UK reached an estimated 86,500. A quarter of these people were unaware of their infection.
    Added/updated: 26 November 2010
  • HIV in the United Kingdom: 2009 Report
    The number of people living with HIV in the UK continues to rise, with an estimated 83,000 infected at the end of 2008, of whom over a quarter (27%) were unaware of their infection.
    Added/updated: 27 November 2009
  • Syphilis and Lymphogranuloma Venereum: Resurgent Sexually Transmitted Infections in the UK: 2009 report
    Between 1997 and 2007, annual diagnoses of infectious syphilis have risen twelvefold (from 301 to 3789). Enhanced surveillance of syphilis was introduced in 1999 to collect timely information with which to build a detailed picture of the epidemic and guide interventions.
    Added/updated: 30 April 2010
  • Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme
    This report focuses on activity arising from a screening programme development workshop held in October 2007 and on screening uptake and positive test results for infections based on data collected in England between 2005 and 2007 by regional HPA teams and sent to the National Antenatal Infections Screening Monitoring (NAISM) Programme for analysis.
    Added/updated: 30 April 2010
  • Sexually transmitted infections and men who have sex with men in the UK: 2008 report
    MSM remain a priority for targeted HIV/STI prevention and health promotion work. A wide range of health promotion initiatives exist, to reinforce safe sex messages and also address the diverse needs of MSM including issues of stigma and discrimination.
    Added/updated: 30 April 2010
  • Sexually transmitted infections in black African and black Caribbean communities in the UK: 2008 report
    Black African and black Caribbean communities in the UK are disproportionately affected by STIs. Two-fifths of all new HIV diagnoses in the UK are among black Africans, while black Caribbeans are disproportionately affected by bacterial STIs.
    Added/updated: 30 April 2010
  • HIV in the United Kingdom: 2008 report
    Recent guidelines have re-emphasised routine HIV testing in key health services, especially GUM and antenatal services.
    Added/updated: 30 April 2010
  • Sexually transmitted Infections and Young People in the United Kingdom: 2008 Report
    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, remain one of the most important causes of illness due to infectious disease among young people (aged between 16 and 24 years old). If left untreated, many STIs can lead to long-term fertility problems (e.g.with Chlamydia or gonorrhoea). Infection with HIV or the strains of human papilloma virus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer can lead to long-term illness and possible death.
    Added/updated: 14 August 2009
  • Testing Times - HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United Kingdom: 2007
    This report presents detailed information from HIV and STI surveillance and prevention monitoring systems to give a synthesis of the current state of these infections in the UK and to make recommendations.
    Added/updated: 2 October 2012
  • New Frontiers - National Chlamydia Screening Programme Annnual Report 2005/6
    The report's title, New Frontiers, reflects the movement of the NCSP this year into a new scale of operation within a new NHS environment and the new opportunities for community-based collaborative development across the health economy of England. In this third year of implementation, the Programme has confirmed that screening for chlamydia can be delivered safely and effectively in a wide variety of medical and non-medical settings and via both statutory and voluntary providers.
    Added/updated: 30 April 2010
  • Indications of Public Health in the English Regions: Sexual Health (November 2006)
    Indications of Public Health in the English Regions: Sexual Health
    Added/updated: 14 August 2009
  • A Complex Picture - HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United Kingdom: 2006
    ‘A Complex Picture’ profiles the increasing complexity inherent to the evaluation and management of the continuing HIV and STI epidemics.
    Added/updated: 5 November 2012
  • Reducing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Infection in the United Kingdom: 2006
    Update Report of an Intercollegiate Working Party July 2006
    Added/updated: 14 August 2009
  • Bayesian multi-parameter synthesis of HIV surveillance data in England and Wales, 2001
    The original proposal was to develop a policy model of HIV in the United Kingdom, which would incorporate a model of the epidemiology of HIV; a set of public health interventions aimed at reducing the burden of HIV; an analysis of the comparative costs and effects of the alternative interventions.
    Added/updated: 20 January 2012
  • Mapping the Issues HIV and STI in UK 2005
    The report summarises current surveillance information on HIV and STIs, as well as some of the behaviours underlying transmission, and shows the distribution of the problem across different areas of the country.
    Added/updated: 16 October 2012
  • Focus on Prevention - HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United Kingdom in 2003 - An update: November 2004
    This report highlights ways in which the Agency and its collaborators contribute to HIV and STI prevention - whether through the implementation of specific health interventions or in the monitoring and evaluation of screening and prevention programmes.
    Added/updated: 6 October 2009
  • Renewing the focus HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United Kingdom in 2002 Annual Report, November 2003
    This report describes the important work being undertaken by the Health Protection Agency, the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health (SCIEH), the Regional Information Branch, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSS&PS Northern Ireland); National Public Health Service for Wales Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre; the Unlinked Anonymous Surveys Steering Group and collaborators in understanding the distribution and determinants of sexual ill-health in the UK today.
    Added/updated: 16 January 2012