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Bass Line: assessing and prioritising the HIV prevention needs of African people in England

Duration: January 2007 - March 2010

The Bass Line national survey of African people in England was commissioned twice by the African HIV Policy Network on behalf of NAHIP, the National African HIV Prevention programme. NAHIP was funded by the Department of Health from 2007 to 2012. The aim of the survey was to develop an evidence base of the HIV prevention needs of African adults living in England to inform national interventions and aid regional and local HIV prevention planning.

The content of the survey was developed in collaboration with NAHIP partners, within the framework of The Knowledge, The Will and The Power. Bass Line findings were reported in a variety of news media, including Aidsmap, and at a range of conferences and meetings.

The 2008-09 survey was available in English and French in booklet form and on online in English. It was promoted by over 100 agencies providing services to African people in England and more than 2500 valid surveys were analysed. A seminar series on the main findings occurred in late February 2010.

Download the 2008-09 questionnaire in English or French (PDF format).

Bass Line 2008-09 final report: The final report is available free in printed or PDF format. It includes descriptions of how the survey was undertaken, those who took part, and outlines findings pertaining to sexual and HIV testing behaviours and HIV prevention need within this population. Recommendations for action are summarised at the end of each chapter.

Bass Line 2008-09 local area reports: Local area data reports are available free as PDFs. These summarise the key data for residents of each English Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and Primary Care Trusts within them.

Bass Line 2008-09 distributor reports: Collaborating agencies recruiting 20 or more people received a data report summarising the key data for the people they recruited.

The 2007 survey was available in English and French in booklet form and on the internet. It was promoted by more than 100 agencies providing services to African people in England including community websites and via links from news and entertainment websites. Ultimately, more than 4000 people took part.

Download the 2007 questionnaire in English or French (PDF format).

Bass Line 2007 final report: The final report is available free in printed or PDF format. It includes descriptions of how the survey was undertaken, those who took part, and outlines findings pertaining to sexual and HIV testing behaviours and HIV prevention need within this population. Recommendations for action are summarised at the end of each chapter.

Bass Line 2007 local area reports: Local area data reports are available free as PDFs. These summarise the key data for residents of each English Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and Primary Care Trusts within them.

Bass Line 2007 distributor reports: Collaborating agencies recruiting 20 or more people received a data report summarising the key data for the people they recruited.

Key contact: Ford Hickson