National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood


HIV-exposed and HIV-positive children

All infants born to HIV-positive women in the UK or Ireland should be reported to the NSHPC regardless of infection status. Additionally, all HIV-infected children living in the UK or Ireland (including those who were born abroad) should be reported.

Monthly reports are made via the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU). No names are requested or recorded, but reports from different sources are matched by date of birth, location of report and other demographic variables. All reports are followed up to confirm the infection status of the reported children.

For more information on the paediatric reporting process and how the NSHPC works with the BPSU and CHIPS, please see the Paediatric Reporting Flow Chart and Paediatric Data Sharing Framework.

Please note that online paediatric reporting will be available by the end of 2018.

HIV-exposed children
HIV-infected children

For further queries about paediatric reporting, please contact Kate Francis: