HIV and STI: data sharing policy

Policy on storing, access, sharing and use of patient level and aggregated HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) data.


Public Health England (PHE) HIV and STI data sharing policy


The policy should be followed by all Public Health England (PHE) staff and all external users of HIV and STI data that have been collected and compiled by PHE.

All users of HIV and STI data are expected to follow the guidance given in this document before publishing the data. This is to prevent deductive disclosure and maintain consistency between published statistics derived from the same source.

Published 23 July 2009