e. What is the purpose and legal basis for processing the information?

The purpose and legal basis of collecting and processing information in the UK CHIC study is for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, and for scientific research. The research investigates the clinical outcomes, the response to treatment and the epidemic dynamics of HIV-1 in the UK.

The UK CHIC study enables scientific research into the uptake and response to therapy among individuals with HIV in the UK. This leads to a greater understanding of HIV infection and treatment, and is intended to benefit people living with HIV.