Guidelines

BASHH Clinical Effectiveness Group Guidelines
(Last Updated 21st October 2014)

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WHAT'S NEW?

  • BASHH and EAGA have released an updated position statement regarding the HIV window period - please see below (21st October 2014)
  • The Expert Advisory Group on AIDS (EAGA) and the British HIV Association have released a position statement concerning the use of antiretroviral therapy to reduce HIV transmission - see below (6th Oct 2014)
  • New Guidance on testing MSM issued - see below (11th Sept 2014)
  • The Expert Advisory Group on AIDS (EAGA) has published its recommended change to the HIV post-exposure prophylaxis regimen. It now recommends the use of Truvada + Raltegravir - see below (9th Sept 2014)
  • The draft 2014 Chlamydia guideline consultation has now closed. Final document in preparation (3rd Sept 2014)
  • The 2010 HPA guidance on Gonorrhoea testing in England & Wales has been updated and replaced by a new document - "Guidance for the detection of gonorrhoea in England Aug 2014" - see below (18th August 2014)
  • The draft 2014 Warts guideline consultation has now closed. Final document in preparation (4th August 2014)
  • The 2014 draft NGU guideline is now closed to consultation - Final document in preparation (21st July 2014)
  • The 2014 Molluscum contagiosum guideline is now available - see below (21st July 2014)
  • The new BASHH CEG 2014 summary guidance on tests for Sexually Transmitted Infections is now available - see below (11th July 2014)

Draft documents out for public consultation

The following draft documents are out for wider consultation for 2 months. Please email the designated contact if you have any comments.

None Currently

BASHH PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLETS

Note: BASHH asserts copyright for the patient information contained on this website.  It is happy for these materials to be disseminated, in either electronic or paper form, provided the following conditions are met:

(1) The content is not altered in any way (including the presence of the BASHH logo)

 (2) That they are not utilised in any way in commercial activities intended to make a profit

CURRENT GUIDELINES

The BASHH CEG 2014 summary guidance on tests for Sexually Transmitted Infections (July 2014)

  • BASHH Recommendations for Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men who have Sex with Men

    Click here - (11th September 2014)

 

Urethritis

Vaginal discharge

Genital ulceration

Systemic presentation and complications

HIV


Skin conditions


Miscellaneous


Standards

PREVIOUS GUIDELINES


Guidelines accepted by National Guideline Clearing House:

  • Copyright: most of these guidelines have appeared in print and the copyright belongs to the original publishers (see notice below). They can be freely used for purposes of personal study and education.
  • The BASHH National Audit Group has produced a set of audit proformas for conducting audit on certain CEG guidelines. They may be accessed here

Please note: as of October 2012 the membership of the CEG is Dr Keith Radcliffe (Chair), Dr Mark FitzGerald, Dr Deepa Grover, Dr Steve Higgins, Dr Margaret Kingston, Dr Neil Lazaro, Dr Louise Melvin and Dr Ann Sullivan.

Disclaimer Notice
The editors have checked with sources believed to be reliable in their efforts to eliminate error and to provide drug treatment schedules and dosages that are complete and accord with the standards accepted at the time of publication. However, readers are strongly advised to check the information provided is accurate and that changes have not been made in the recommended dose or in the contraindications for administration.

Copyright Notice

*Guidelines marked with an asterisk

These documents have been published in the International Journal of STD and AIDS and an exclusive licence to publish belongs to SAGE Publications Ltd. Users wishing to download and reproduce this material for purposes other than personal study or education should contact: Rights & Permissions Department, SAGE Publications, 1 Oliver's Yard, 55 City Yard, London EC1Y 1SP, UK. (permissions@sagepub.co.uk)

Guidelines not marked with an asterisk

BASHH asserts copyright of these guidelines.  It is happy for them to be disseminated, in either electronic or paper form, provided the following conditions are met:

1. The content is not altered in any way
2. That they are not utilised in commercial activities intended to make a profit

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Citations
When citing the guidelines on the web, please give the full title of the guideline, followed by the name/names of the author(s) (in the same way as for paper publications), followed by the full web address and the date when it was accessed. E.g., National Guideline on the Management of Non-gonococcal Urethritis. Horner P J, Shahmanesh M. www.bashh.org/guidelines/2002/NGU 09 01c.pdf [accessed 22 July 2004].

OTHER CLINICAL GUIDANCE ENDORSED BY BASHH