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HIV in Primary Care – Doing the Right Thing

Key Challenges

Although general practitioners (GPs) are well placed to diagnose HIV, in reality HIV is not in the front of mind for the majority of GPs and diagnosis is frequently missed. In addition, there is a lack of awareness amongst GPs regarding HIV prevalence rates, with 43% in London being unaware that they practise in a very high HIV prevalence area.2

Key Facts

  1. Annual Epidemiological Spotlight on HIV in London. 2015 data (2017) Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/594779/London_HIV_Spotlight_2015_data.pdf (Accessed: 27 February 2017).
  2. Public Health England. London Represents Almost Half Of New HIV Diagnoses In UK. [Online]. [3 April 2017]. Available from: http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/Press-Release.pdf.