To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on updating guidance on HIV indicator testing in line with NICE and BHIVA guidelines.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
29 March 2021
No specific discussions have been held with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. HIV testing in England is currently provided through specialist sexual health services including on-line test kits and in some general practitioner practices and emergency departments. The Government recognises the importance of HIV testing to meet its commitment to end new HIV transmissions by 2030 and will consider issues relating to HIV testing as part of the development of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy and the HIV Action Plan, which we plan to publish in 2021.