HIV Infection

Department of Health written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Conservative, Chelmsford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department next plans to publish data derived from the HIV and AIDS reporting system (HARS); what data from HARS will be made available publicly and at what frequency; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Reporting System (HARS) is a new, integrated reporting system for information on adults living with diagnosed HIV infection in England. It will be designated as an Official Statistic. A full data set from HARS is not yet available. HARS data relating to 2015 will be available in the summer of 2016 and published on an annual basis thereafter to inform and evaluate the public health response to HIV. The publication of the HARS data HARS data to inform commissioning will be made available to commissioners on a quarterly basis.

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