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The Sexuality & Sexual Health Section’s purpose is to meet and talk about subjects of common interest in the field of reproductive and sexual health and discuss new and controversial ideas.

Upcoming events

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Talking HIV: HIV training day

Please note: This event was due to take place on Tuesday 23 June 2020 and has been postponed to Tuesday 27 October 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Prizes

Sexuality & Sexual Health Section: Trainee and Medical Student Essay Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250 and a year's free RSM membership
  • Second prize: A year's free RSM membership

Submission deadline
Sunday 30 August 2020

Open to
Medical students and trainee doctors within the field of sexual health and associated specialisms within GU/SRH.

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a blood-borne virus. HIV disease caused by infection with HIV-1 or HIV-2, which are retroviruses belong to the Retroviridae family, Lentivirus genus. Over the years we have more understanding of HIV disease with real advances in HIV treatment and prevention.

HIV can be transmitted in various ways like sexual intercourse, shared intravenous drug paraphernalia, and mother-to-child transmission (MTCT), which can occur during the birth process or during breastfeeding.

You have been appointed by the health secretory to work as a specialist in Public Health England. Your task is to advise health secretory about the strategies and interventions (including behaviour modification) to reduce HIV transmission in the UK.

Application guidelines:

  • You should adhere to the 2000-word limit (excluding references)
  • Your essay should have a structure: title, introduction, content and conclusion
  • Epidemiology of HIV infection in the UK, with references to prevalence, incidence, modes of transmission, risks of acquisition and health promotion initiatives
  • The various intervention packages to reduce HIV transmission, including behaviour modification, risk assessment of HIV acquisition and risk reduction
  • The main challenges would be to implement these packages of services and how might these be addressed?

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their essay at the "HIV training day" section meeting on Tuesday 27 Oct 2020.

For any queries regarding the essay, please contact Dr Huda Taha- Consultant physician, huda.taha@covwarkpt.nhs.uk / sexmed@rsm.ac.uk

Apply here

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

President

Dr Huda Taha