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Population, Policy and Practice Programme
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH

Email: nshpc@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7905 2815

National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood

The National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC) is the confidential national (UK and Ireland) active reporting scheme for


The NSHPC surveillance programme is used to

  • monitor the prevalence of diagnosed HIV infection in pregnant women and children
  • evaluate antenatal HIV testing programmes
  • track changes in the management of HIV in pregnancy and transmission of infection from mother to child
  • explore the natural history of paediatric HIV
  • provide baseline data for follow-up of infected children
  • monitor the health of uninfected children born to infected women
  • provide national paediatric and pregnancy surveillance data to Public Health England, and Health Protection Scotland, where it is combined with other national surveillance data on HIV

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