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BASHH membership and its benefits
  1. Elizabeth Carlin
  1. Correspondence to Dr Elizabeth Carlin, Genitourinary Medicine Department, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Nottinghamshire NG17 4JL, UK; elizabeth.carlin{at}

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The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) was formed in 2003 through the merger of the Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases (established in 1922) and the Association for Genitourinary Medicine (established in 1992).

BASHH aims to be the lead professional representative body for those practicing sexual health, including the management of sexually transmitted infections and HIV, in the UK.

Membership of BASHH is open to doctors, nurses, health advisers, scientists in the field of medicine and other healthcare workers who have shown a commitment to the specialty. It provides an unrivalled opportunity to join with colleagues in a networked organisation, focused on achieving excellent sexual health, shaping and maintaining clinical standards and providing excellent educational opportunities.

There are many other benefits to being a member of BASHH as outlined below.

Educational events

BASHH provides a wide range of educational events, including …

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