About HIV Lens

HIV Lens is an interactive online mapping tool that visualises the impact of the HIV epidemic on communities across England.

HIV Lens data are meant to be used and shared. This website presents information about HIV services and statistical data on HIV prevalence, incidence, testing and key populations. Data are accessible at different geographic levels which users of the site may use to plan effectively, compare how they are doing in relation to other areas and improve their services or policies.

The site draws on existing data from the UK Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England), making it more user-friendly and accessible to allow users to explore HIV data at national, regional and local authority levels. The map function presents an overview of HIV data and graphics display data by age, exposure and ethnicity, where available. HIV Lens provides users with flexibility in how they look at data and straightforward snapshots are available for download.

Information on a range of services which support people living with HIV, including HIV-specific services and more general services commonly used by people with HIV, can be found on our services page. Users can search for these services by location.

HIV Lens is a resource for:

  • Commissioners of health services, including MPs
  • Clinicians
  • Public health practitioners
  • People living with HIV
  • People seeking to change where they receive care or support
  • Those seeking HIV testing
  • The general public including people who want to know more about HIV in a particular area in England
  • Media.

The HIV Lens team consists of aidsmap (lead), the UK Health Security Agency and Watipa in partnership with Gilead Sciences.

The development of HIV Lens was led by the following:

  • Valerie Delpech, Watipa
  • Matthew Hodson, aidsmap
  • Thomas Paterson, aidsmap
  • Beth Tunnicliffe, aidsmap
  • Alison Brown, Watipa
  • Luis Guerra, Gilead
  • Kristen de Graaf, aidsmap
  • Amelia Jones, aidsmap.