New NICE/PHE testing guidelines (2017)

On 1 December 2016, NICE together with Public Health England, published new guidelines about introducing routine HIV testing in 20 areas of high incidence. [1, 2]

The guidelines also recommend routine HIV testing for up to 3.7 million people for anyone joining a new GP practice and/or having other blood tests.


  1. NICE press statement. Millions should be offered routine HIV testing, NICE and Public Health England say on World Aids Day (December 2016)
  2. HICE guidelines. HIV testing: increasing uptake among people who may have undiagnosed HIV. NICE guideline [NG60] December 2016

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