promoting positive change
Scotland’s overarching HIV policy is set out in the HIV Action Plan (2009 – 2014). The Scottish Government determines national policy in collaboration with key partners. Responsibility for delivery sits mainly with NHS Boards and your local councils.
Policy is about prevention, testing, treatment and care. Policy affects people’s lives and drives the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of our services.
This section contains details of recent policy and live consultations relevant to HIV in Scotland. Live consultations are open to submissions which will be taken into account before new policies are decided. HIV Scotland wants to hear from you about what works, relevant research, or your views and experience for any live consultation. Just complete a simple form and we'll collate the responses we receive.
HIV policy evolves in light of changing needs, new data, research evidence, legislation, and politics. Scotland makes a major contribution to the development of new approaches to HIV and sexual health. Fundamental to the HIV Action Plan, is the closer integration of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.