BHIVA Standards of Care for People Living with HIV

5. Sexual and reproductive health

5a. Sexual health

People living with HIV should be supported in establishing and maintaining healthy sexual lives for themselves (and their partners).

People living with HIV should be supported to protect themselves (and others) from acquiring new sexually transmitted infections, with access to regular screening and prevention interventions for all sexually transmitted infections.

People living with HIV should be offered support from staff competent in partner notification with expertise relevant to their individual circumstances. This should enable their personal contacts who are at risk of HIV, including their children, to access timely HIV testing with appropriate consideration of confidentiality and safety.

People living with HIV who may be at risk of drug use associated with sex (including chemsex), infectious hepatitis, and sexually transmitted enteric infections (STEI) should be identified and offered support, advice and interventions.

Standard 5 - Sexual and reproductive health