BASHH Clinical Effectiveness Group Guidelines
(last updated  8th April 2014)

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NICE has accredited the process used by the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH) to produce its UK national guidelines. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from January 2011. More information on accreditation can be viewed at

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See also the Clinical Effectiveness Group page


  • The 2014 draft Herpes guidelines are now closed to public consultation. Final documents in preparation (8th April 2014)
  • 2014 Chancroid guideline now available - see below (17th March 2014)
  • Draft Molluscum guideline now available - see below (11th March 2014)
  • 2014 TV guideline now available - see below
  • Advice on HIV and Occupational Health from EAGA Feb 2014 - see below
  • 2014 Management of Vulval conditions guideline is now available - see below
  • Draft Herpes documents now out for consultation - see below
  • New recommendations on syphilis screening in pregnancy issued - see below

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.

The draft 2014 Molluscum guideline is now out for public consultation. Please email the CEG lead for this guideline, Dr Deepa Grover at with an email marked 'MC guidelines' if you have any comments.
Closing date for comments: 11th June 2014


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



Vaginal discharge

Genital ulceration

Systemic presentation and complications


Skin conditions




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. (

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

Related links:

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. 09 01c.pdf[accessed 22 July 2004].