Clinical Guidelines > Archived Documents >

UK National Guidelines on safer sex advice

The Clinical Effectiveness Group of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA)


This guideline provides evidence based guidance on the content of safer sex advice and the format and delivery of brief behaviour change interventions deliverable in GUM clinics. Much of the advice is applicable to other healthcare settings including general practice and clinics providing HIV care. Advice on condom use and effectiveness, oral sex and other sexual practices and advice specific to the transmission of HIV infection is included. A review of the evidence supporting the guideline, complete reference list and evidence and consensus-based advice statements are published electronically. A patient information leaflet based on the advice statements developed is also available through the BASHH website.


UK National Guidelines on safer sex advice 2012

Review of the evidence for the UK national guidelines on safer sex advice


D.J. Clutterbuck FRCP MRCGP1, P.Flowers PhD1, T.Barber BSc MRCP3, H.Wilson MSc BSocStud1, M.Nelson MA FRCP3, B.Hedge PhD Dip Clin Psych4, S.Kapp D Clin Psych 4, A.Fakoya FRCP2, A.K.Sullivan MD FRCP5

1British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, London W1G OAE
2British HIV Association (BHIVA), BHIVA Secretariat, Mediscript Ltd, 1 Mountview Court, 310 Friern Barnet Lane, London, N20 0LD
3BASHH HIV Special Interest Group
4British Psychological Society, St Andrews House, 48 Princes Rd East, Leicester, LE1 7DR
5BASHH Clinical Effectiveness Group