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Diploma in HIV Medicine

Established 2002

In response to a perceived need from clinicians, and in consultation with BHIVA and BASHH, the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries 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. This may include practitioners working in gastroenterology, genitourinary medicine, infectious diseases, thoracic medicine etc.

The examination is designed for registered medical practitioners who have had substantial, regular and continued clinical experience with HIV medicine over at least a 2-year period (or part-time equivalent) at Specialty Trainee level or equivalent. This should include practice within the last 5 years to ensure currency of knowledge, incorporating experience of both inpatient and outpatient care.

The examination is based on the Specialty Training Curriculum for Genitourinary Medicine which was implemented on 1 December 2016.

The next Diploma in HIV Medicine examinations will take place on the dates below:

  • BO5 - Tuesday 24 September 2024

  • OSCE - Tuesday 8 October 2024

To avoid disappointment, candidates are advised to apply for the examination well in advance of the closing date for entries.

Visit The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries website for more information