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Diploma in HIV Medicine

Diploma in HIV Medicine run by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries London

The last 20 years has seen significant developments in our understanding of HIV and in the management of this disease. There is a rapidly developing epidemic in the developing world and treatment is becoming increasingly complex in the developed world. In response to a perceived need from clinicians, and in consultation with BHIVA and BASHH, the Society has instituted a Diploma in HIV Medicine. It is also recognised that a significant number of HIV Medicine practitioners come from a non-genitourinary medicine background and care has been taken to design both the syllabus and examination to reflect only core knowledge in specialist areas that all HIV physicians should be able to demonstrate.

The examination is designed for registered medical practitioners who have regular clinical contact with HIV patients. This will include practitioners working in gastroenterology, genitourinary medicine, infectious diseases, thoracic medicine etc.

The syllabus covers all aspects of HIV in detail and is intended to demonstrate a sound level of experience and competence for those at the culmination of their Specialist Registrar training who wish to specialise in HIV medicine.

To avoid disappointment, candidates are advised to apply for the examination well in advance of the closing date for entries. The closing date is the final date that a completed application can be considered for entry to the examination but there is no guarantee that places will still be available at this date.

Please note that supporting evidence must be submitted with application forms. This should be a letter from an applicant's head of department confirming the applicant's appointment and relevant experience.
 

Examination documentation
Guide to the Dip HIV Med incorporating the Regulations and Syllabus
Administrative Guidance for Candidates

Related links
Visit The Society of Apothecaries website

Forthcoming events
Joint BHIVA/BASHH Diploma in HIV Medicine one-day revision course (London 2014)
Monday 1 September 2014, London (more information to follow) 
 

Previous events
Joint BASHH/BHIVA Diploma in HIV Medicine one-day revision course (Manchester 2014)

Joint BHIVA/BASHH Diploma in HIV Medicine one-day revision course (London 2013)
Joint BASHH/BHIVA Diploma in HIV Medicine one-day revision course (Manchester 2013)

Joint BHIVA/BASHH Diploma in HIV Medicine one-day revision course (London 2012)
Joint BASHH/BHIVA Diploma in HIV Medicine one-day revision course (Manchester 2012)

Joint BHIVA/BASHH Diploma in HIV Medicine one-day revision course (London 2011)
Joint BASHH/BHIVA Diploma in HIV Medicine one-day revision course (Manchester 2011)

Joint BHIVA/BASHH Diploma in HIV Medicine one-day revision course (2010)

Joint BASHH/BHIVA Diploma in HIV Medicine one-day revision course (2009)

Joint BHIVA/BASHH Diploma in HIV Medicine one-day revision course (2008)