National Surveillance of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood


Pregnancies in HIV-positive women

All pregnant women with diagnosed HIV living in the UK or Ireland should be reported through our active quarterly reporting scheme.


  • Each maternity unit in the UK and Ireland has a named respondent who is responsible for all reports to the NSHPC.
  • Obstetric reporting is now completed securely online.
  • No names are requested or recorded, but reports from different sources are matched by date of birth, location of report and other demographic variables.

Please note: as we make the transition to online reporting, there may be some overlap in paper-based reporting and online reporting. Please continue to return any paper forms that you currently have or receive in the near future. You will not be able to submit forms online for cases submitted on previous Green Cards.

Paper-based maternity reporting will end Summer 2018 and all information will be collected online.

For more information on the maternity reporting process, please see the Maternity Reporting Flow Chart.

How to report a pregnancy
  • Each respondent is sent a request to complete the quarterly Green Card via email for reporting all HIV-positive pregnancies (including terminations and miscarriages) first seen in the unit during the previous three months

    • NB: A nil report must be made even if there were no cases during the specified quarter (tick 'none' on the online card and submit)
  • For each reported case, a mauve notification form is generated to be completed by the respondent
  • For pregnancies which are expected to continue to term, the yellow outcome form is generated on date of expected delivery provided on the notification
  • In order to match mothers and children reported through different schemes, we ask you to complete Soundex for all cases on the Green Card or using the Soundex calculator

Please let us know:

  • If you have a pregnancy to notify and are unclear about who is responsible for reporting in your unit
  • If you have taken over from a previous respondent in your unit

If you are contacting us regarding a specific case, please remember we do not have patients' names in our database. Useful identifiers to provide are:

  • Our unique mother study number (MSTU) or child study number (CSTU) if allocated
  • Date of birth (mother and/or child) only via telephone or sent to a NHS.net email address
  • Hospital of birth
  • Soundex

For further queries about maternity reporting, please contact Laurette Bukasa: