Our mission

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections is led by University College London in partnership with Public Health England. The unit aims to conduct state-of-the-art research to improve the health of the population, and to help develop practical policy guidelines for those working in health protection.

The NIHR HPRU has received almost £3.7 million to undertake collaborative research that addresses the key health protection priorities for the prevention and control of STIs and BBVs, notably understanding risk and risk reduction, reducing the burden of under-diagnosis, and improving care and management of those diagnosed with infections. 

Examples of proposed work include assessing the feasibility of offering sexual health testing within routine general practice, and developing recommendations for care for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).

A diverse team of researchers from clinical medicine, epidemiology, medical statistics, qualitative science, social science, health economics, mathematical modelling and laboratory science have been brought together to create an innovative culture of working across different disease areas, populations, and institutions.



Global report on access to hepatitis C treatment

27 Oct 2016

Today The World Health Organisation released a new report on... Read more...

Let's start the conversation about organ donation

8 Sep 2016

This week is organ donation week 5-11th September.

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Media & Events

A Five-Day Short Course on Methodological and Statistical Issues in Clinical HIV Research

17 Jul 2017

This five day workshop will be run by the HIV Epidemiology and... Read more...

Symposium: Using data linkage to answer public health questions

7 Nov 2016

The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in blood-borne and... Read more...

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