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Joining NHIVNA carries with it many benefits. Annual membership runs from 1 January to 31 December3. Membership is open to all healthcare professionals in the UK or overseas.

Annual subscriptions paid by members joining after 31 October will be regarded as payment for the membership year ending 31 December of the following year.

The annual subscription is payable by 31 March and any members not having paid by this date will cease to be a member of the Association.

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Benefits of membership

a) Free subscription to NHIVNA supplement in the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) and BJN NHIVNA Newsletter (two issues each year)

b) Discounted registration to NHIVNA Annual Conference

c) Free registration for NHIVNA Study Days (up to two each year)

d) Online members’ area for access to your account, current and past issues of the journal, as well as forum for exchange of documents and information

e) Free subscription to NHIVNA eRoundup email (up to 12 issues each year)

f) Access to grants and scholarships

g) Free subscription to HIV Treatment Bulletin (published by HIV i-Base; up to 6 issues p.a.)

h) Voting rights for NHIVNA trustee elections (nominee eligibility: paid-up members with two years’ continuous membership at nomination date)

i) Discounted membership to British HIV Association (BHIVA)4

j) Membership subscription fees approved for HMRC income tax relief

Membership Rates 2024 (valid from 1 November 2023)

The annual subscription is payable in advance on or before the 1 January each year.

Membership type   Annual Rate
NHIVNA Band 8 including Consultant Nurse/Manager/Matron (UK) £85
NHIVNA Band 6-7 including Academia £70
NHIVNA Band 5   £40
NHIVNA Band 1-42 including Healthcare Assistants/voluntary sector/affiliated membership/retired nurses2 £20
NHIVNA International Networking1 includes non-UK residents only £20
Student Nurse1   £10

1 Members receive e-copies of all publications
2 Affiliated membership includes those not working within the HIV sector, but who have an interest in HIV, such as primary care and practice nurses etc., and other specialist nurses; and retired nurses
3 Cancellation of membership: Providing that written notice is received no later than 14 working days before the renewals due date of 31 March each year or the collection date (if paying by DD), a full refund will be made. No refunds will be made for any cancellations received after this date. Written notice should be emailed to membership@nhivna.org.
4 British HIV Association (BHIVA) (£40 fee: https://www.bhiva.org/Membership)

How to Join

Register online

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Pay by monthly instalments

Monthly instalments can be set up for members joining the Association between November and end of March each year. Please email membership@nhivna.org for further details.


You can donate to NHIVNA to assist the Association in accomplishing it's aims and objectives.
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Refund Policy (Membership)

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Membership email policies

NHIVNA values your security and we try to ensure that messages are virus-free. NHIVNA accepts no liability for any damage inflicted by viewing the content of emails to members.

Data protection
As a member of NHIVNA, you have provided personal information which we retain and use, having regard to the relevant data protection legislation. The information you provided during your membership application will be updated over time so that we have current information about your grade, post and contact details. We use the information you provide to send you updates, emails and notifications. We will also invite you to participate in elections for roles within NHIVNA and to participate in surveys and consultations that NHIVNA believes will contribute to the practice of HIV care. We will also share your name and address and preferred email with the journal publishers, Mark Allen Healthcare, for the purpose of sending you the NHIVNA National HIV Nursing Journal supplement in the BJN. NHIVNA retains membership information indefinitely, although any member resigning from NHIVNA can request that their data be deleted by emailing the NHIVNA Secretariat. We will take all reasonable physical, electronic and administrative steps to safeguard and protect personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, inadvertent disclosure, alteration and destruction. NHIVNA will not sell your details to any third parties nor share your details with any unrelated third parties without your consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.

We will also send you emails from third parties, including pharmaceutical companies, that NHIVNA believes will be of interest to you. Such emails may contain branded content produced by third parties. You can unsubscribe from receiving third party emails at any time by emailing the Secretariat at: membership@nhivna.org.