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Mortality and causes of death among people with HIV in Brighton and Hove 2017–2020
  1. Fern Ruth Pattinson1,
  2. Sarah Cavilla2,
  3. Sara Croxford3,
  4. Frank A Post4,
  5. Rob Miller5,
  6. Ann Sullivan6,
  7. Duncan R Churchill2,
  8. Gillian Louise Dean2
  1. 1Department of HIV and Sexual Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  2. 2Department of HIV and Sexual Health, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
  3. 3National Infection Service, UK Health Security Agency, London, UK
  4. 4Department of HIV and Sexual Health, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  5. 5Bloomsbury Clinic, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  6. 6Kobler Clinic, Department of HIV and Sexual Health, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fern Ruth Pattinson, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, BN1 9PX, UK; fern.pattinson{at}

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The London HIV Mortality Review Group has been conducting annual reviews of deaths among people with HIV since 2013.1 In 2020, the National HIV Mortality Review was introduced, formed of a collaboration between the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA), to extend the review to the whole of the UK. In 2017, Brighton and Hove became the first Fast Track City in the UK, committing to reaching zero HIV-related deaths by 2030.2 We thus set out to measure how many deaths in people with HIV were potentially preventable in the city.

We included all patients who resided in and received their routine care in Brighton and Hove between 2017 and 2020. Data were collected from clinical records, laboratory results and coroner reports, and were entered into the UKHSA/BHIVA National HIV Mortality Review online tool.3 Cause of death was classified following an independent review of each death by an HIV epidemiologist and two HIV clinicians (as previously described …

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  • Contributors GLD and DRC devised the project concept. S Croxford contributed to the methodology. S Croxford, RM, FAP and AS coded and reviewed the data. FRP, S Cavilla, DRC and GLD contributed to the data collection. FRP wrote the original manuscript. All authors contributed to data analysis and formulation of the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.