British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

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

  • To promote, encourage and improve the study and practice of diagnosing, treating and managing sexually transmitted infections, HIV and other sexual health problems
  • To innovate and deliver excellent tailored education and training to health care professionals, trainers and trainees in the UK
  • To determine, monitor and maintain standards of governance in the provision of sexual health and HIV care
  • To advance public health in relation to sexually transmitted infections, HIV and other sexual health problems
  • To champion and promote good sexual health and provide education to the public