British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

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British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

A body formed in 2003 by the merger of the Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases (established 1922) and the Association for Genitourinary Medicine (established 1992). BASHH aims to:
• Improve the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including all sexually transmitted infections, HIV and other sexual health problems;
• Advance public health and education as it relates to STDs and HIV;
• Promote a high standard in the specialty of Genitourinary Medicine.

Members
Medical practitioners and other healthcare workers, scientists.
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BASHH president Dr Olwen Williams said funding cuts were "taking their toll".
Dr Peter Greenhouse, sexual consultant in Bristol and BASHH member said: "It's about time the public learned about mycoplasma genitalium.
Although the task force maintains its neutral position regarding high-risk pregnancies, the CDC, ACOG, AAFP and BASHH say there might be high-risk women for whom screening and treatment may be beneficial, the USPSTF authors wrote, noting that optimal treatment for bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy remains unclear.
"BASHH has consistently stressed that improving sexual health services and tackling waiting times is an essential part of disease prevention," said a spokesman.
The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA) said surveys of their members show the sector is at "breaking point".
Mycoplasma genitalium, known as MG, affects between 1% and 2% of the population, according to the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).
BASHH's Paddy Horner said: "MG is treated with antibiotics, but as until recently there has been no commercially available test, it has often been misdiagnosed as chlamydia and treated as such.
British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) have warned that the infection can undoubtedly lead to a public health emergency if left unchecked.
Dr Peter Greenhouse of BASHH said: "Without funds to diagnose properly we'll never get on top of this infection."
[14.] British HIV Association (BHIVA), Royal College of Physicians (RCP), British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and British Infection Society (BIS) [joint publication].
Genital warts increased by 43% in the region between 2000 and 2009, according to data from the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).
The data was collected by the Health Protection Agency and was released by the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).