HIV treatment for overseas visitors in England from 1 October 2012

Amendment to the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations means that HIV treatment is longer chargeable to any overseas visitor.

Applies to England


HIV treatment for overseas visitors: Guidance for the NHS

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This guidance sets out:

  • the background to the policy change
  • defines HIV treatment and care
  • prescribing of antiretroviral therapies
  • the role of the Overseas Visitor Manager
  • how DH will monitor the change

HIV often presents with other healthcare needs which may be chargeable unless they too are exempt from NHS charge. This guidance supports implementation of the change in England.

Published 28 September 2012