Institute for Global Health


UK community survey of COVID/HIV

Community Survey of the experiences of COVID-19 on people living with HIV in the UK

Project Summary

This survey, designed and run by the HIV community, aimed to describe the impact of COVID-19 on the mental and physical health of people living with HIV, particularly those in BAME or other under-served groups, and on their ability to access appropriate HIV care services.

The survey was shared online to members of the UK-Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB), via social media and HIV support organizations across the UK.

Overall, there were 305 responses – whilst this is unlikely to be fully representative of the UK HIV cohort, the findings did highlight many areas of concern to those living with HIV and has been used to support advocacy.

This project is being run by the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Blood-Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections at UCL.