The HIV Commission

The HIV Commission was established off the back of Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s pledge to end new cases of HIV in England by 2030. The HIV Commission’s work was supported by the charities Terrence Higgins Trust, National AIDS Trust and Elton John AIDS Foundation.

For 18 months, a combination of high-profile multidisciplinary people and people living with HIV considered how the tools to end new cases could be deployed to meet this ambitious target. The commission’s final report, launched on World AIDS Day 2020, set out a plan for England to become the first country to end new cases – if the Government acts quickly.

This website is an archive of this process and a repository for news and information about the various efforts to implement the recommendations in the final report.

Twelve months after the HIV Commission’s final report – World AIDS Day 2021 – the DHSC HIV Action Plan was published, responding to each of our 20 recommendations in turn. As we advised, it sets out a three year plan to get to an 80% reduction in new diagnosis by 2025, and it funded opt-out HIV testing in very high prevalence areas. We expect the first annual report to Parliament on World AIDS Day 2022.

For more on the implementation of the HIV Commission recommendations and the work to end new cases of HIV by 2030, see the work of Terrence Higgins TrustNational AIDS Trust and Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Read the HIV Commission’s Final Report and Recommendations

The HIV Commission is an independent process supported by Terrence Higgins Trust, National AIDS Trust and Elton John AIDS Foundation, to find ambitious and achievable ways to end new HIV transmissions and HIV-attributed deaths in England by 2030.

The organisations convened to combine the expertise and resources of new and existing cross-sector partners to end HIV transmissions in England at greater speed.

To deliver a set of ambitious and achievable recommendations to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030​.
To maximise level of support from public and key stakeholders needed to successfully deliver a plan​.
To be an independent process that promotes the delivery of an effective government action plan for ending new
HIV transmissions by 2030.

Step 1: Set up commission and supporting bodies.
Step 2: Evidence gathering and active community engagement.
Step 3: Review and analysis of evidence to identify emerging priorities.
Step 4: Final report and recommendations to feed into an elimination action plan.
“We have a unique opportunity to end new HIV transmission in England. We will develop evidence-based recommendations to make this happen within a decade.”

—  Dame Inga Beale, Chair of HIV Commission