|E - Reporting: Laboratory report of new HIV diagnosis |
|Version 1.7 - Updated 23/03/2019|
|Laboratory reporting of new diagnoses of HIV is essential to monitoring the HIV epidemic in the UK.|
|Since the beginning of the epidemic, laboratories have been reporting diagnoses of HIV to the Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control (CIDSC). Clinician HIV reporting was introduced in 2000 to supplement laboratory reporting of HIV by collecting additional information such as country of birth, behavioural data and treatment information which is not readily available in laboratories. |
Despite the introduction of clinician HIV reporting, laboratory reporting remains vital to HIV surveillance because:
1) In many cases, it provides the only record of a new diagnoses, particularly for diagnoses made in non genitourinary medicine (GUM) settings such as GPs, other hospital departments, prisons and at post mortem.
2) It provides continuity with reporting before 2000, when laboratory reporting was the only source of information on new diagnoses.
|To report multiple diagnoses, please download the contact the Excel reporting form from the following webpage: https://snapsurvey.phe.org.uk/hivformdownload.|
This form can only be completed in a single session; partial responses cannot be saved due to data confidentiality.
If you have any queries, please contact the HIV and AIDS Reporting team: HARSQueries@phe.gov.uk or 020 8327 7921 / 7453.
|Please report HIV positive individuals when they are first identified in your laboratory, even if previously diagnosed elsewhere.|
|To report a new laboratory diagnosis of HIV, you must supply your contact information. You may be contacted to verify your identity, clarify your responses or follow-up missing information.|
|Questions marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.|
|Soundex code of surname|
'Soundex' coding uses a set of eight rules to convert the surname into its first letter followed by three digits. Its use protects patients confidentiality as no code is unique to a particular surname, but when used with date of birth and sex, duplicate reports can be recognised.
Please use the following link to create a soundex code: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/nshpc/soundex.
Assistance can also be provided over the phone: 020 8327 7921 / 7453.
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