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Tom Hartney


PhD Student

Theme B: Reducing the burden of undiagnosed STIs and BBVs

University College London

Tom Hartney is a PhD Student at University College London, based in the Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health on the Royal Free campus.

His research interests include sexual health promotion and HIV prevention, with previous work focusing on behaviour change among young adults and HIV testing in general medical services.

His PhD research will focus on HIV testing and management in primary care, making use of electronic health records including the THIN database and Hospital Episode Statistics. The proposed study will examine HIV testing patterns, particularly the delivery of HIV testing to people with clinical indicator diseases in general practice; and also investigate how patients with HIV known to their general practice are managed, particularly regarding other long-term conditions.