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.

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News

World Hepatitis Day at Public Health England

8 Sep 2017

World Hepatitis Day aims to raise awareness of the global burden... Read more...

New blog from Tom Hartney, PhD student at UCL.

12 Apr 2017

We have a new blog post just published from Tom Hartney who is a... Read more...

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Publications

Collaborative and consultative patient and public involvement in...

Lorraine McDonagh, Paula Blomquist, Sonali Wayal, Sarah Cochrane,...

‘Just another vial…’: a qualitative study to explore the...

Lucy Cullen, Pippa Grenfell, Alison Rodger, Chloe Orkin, Sema Mandal...

Causes of death among persons diagnosed with hepatitis C infection in...

Ruth Simmons, Georgina Ireland, Samreen Ijaz, Mary Ramsay, Sema...

Understanding how, why, for whom, and under what circumstances opt-...

Seth Francis Graham, Nnenna Adaniya Ekeke, Corey Andrew Nelson, Tin...

Seroprevalence of HCV, HBV and HIV in two inner-city London emergency...

Lukasz Cieply, Ruth Simmons, Samreen Ijaz, Edna Kara, Alison Rodger,...

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Media & Events

Introduction to cost-effectiveness analysis for Infectious Diseases - 2 day short course

5 Apr 2018

Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th September 2018

This two day health... Read more...

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...

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