BHIVA Standards of Care for People Living with HIV

3. HIV outpatient care and treatment

3a. Access to and retention in care

People newly diagnosed with HIV, wherever they are tested, should be offered a full assessment, carried out by an appropriately trained practitioner with specialist expertise in HIV, at the earliest possible opportunity and no later than 2 weeks after receiving a positive HIV test result.

Services should have mechanisms in place to ensure all people living with HIV are retained in specialist care.

Standard 3 - HIV outpatient care and treatment