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Feb 2001 London based courses: 'Supporting Work Aimed at Gay, Bi-sexual and Homosexually Active Men'. Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th & Thursday 29th March. Also Monday 26th March 2001. 10am-4.30pm. Further details Charles Aina, Professional Development Advisor (HIV/Sexual Health), 020 7955 4366
Feb 2001 "An Introduction to Unintended Pregnancy & Abortion" in collaboration with the FPA. 1 & 2 March 2001 Cost: 150 statutory sector, 120 voluntary sector and Sheffield Trainer: Suzie Mackie fpa England.  Venue:Sheffield Centre For HIV & Sexual Health  Matt Harrison
Jan 2001 Practical Strategies for Primary Care Teams Offering Sexual Health Services and Support for Young People. A One Day Training Course. Thursday February 8th 2001 OR Wednesday April 25th 2001. Trainer:Jo Adams & Edmund Cross. Venue: Sheffield Centre for HIV and Sexual Health   details from Matt Harrison
Jan 2001 Genital Herpes. EMPOWERING PARTNERSHIPS: CLINICIANS & PATIENTS. Training event of the special interest group of the MSSVD and open to SHASTD members. Friday 30 March 2001. London SW1. 10.00 – 17.00 hrs. Contact  sue.bird@btinternet.com


further details: above file

Oct 2000

Sexual Health Strategy

SHASTD briefing to DoH

Strategy Update



Sep 2000 SHASTD 2001 CONFERENCE. Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire on 18th-20th April 2001. Cost 205. Details, 'call for papers' & application form
Sep 2000 The NHS Plan:MSF response
Sep 2000 The NHS Trusts and Primary Care Trusts (Sexually Transmitted
Diseases) Directions 2000
August 2000 Contact tracing outcome audit tool (Developed by Dorinda Thirlby on behalf of SHASTD)

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July 2000 Research to evaluate and conceptualise Health Adviser interactions with a specific patient group: HIV antibody positive gay men referred for psychological support.

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June 2000 SHASTD register of health adviser research. Now available.
May  2000 Web based discussion groups have now been set up. There is an open one for the general public and a closed one for SHASTD members only. You will need to let us know your email so that access can be given to the latter.
May  2000

SHASTD Conference Reports now available:

 1998 Glasgow

Members Only section

1999 Bishop Stortford

Members Only section

April 2000 The 'Green Book' of GUM clinics as published on the AGUM website is to be printed and circulated to all clinics before Mid May 2000. Check your entry to see if it is correct. Also look at your details on this site.
April 2000 SHASTD 2000 Annual General meeting, Cwmbran, April 26th to 28th.  A big thankyou to the organisers and all who attended. It was a big success. Miriam Mackie from Tooting will be pulling together a report of the Conference in Newsletter form. A copy will be posted here in due course.
April 2000 Would SHASTD members who have an email address let us know what it is so that we can keep you better informed of any news or developments. Also it will enable you to gain access to the SHASTD web based discussion group.
April 2000

SHASTD Website. Chris Faldon is looking for help to maintain and develop the site. For example:


Submit articles, audit & research studies, news items


Join a rota of health advisers to respond to the 5 or 6 emails we get per day from the public about aspects of sexual health.


Comments on how the site could be improved.


Website building expertise.

Feb 2000 The 'Health Adviser Good Practice Guidelines' are now available to download.
Jan 2000 The Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases (MSSVD) website has now published their ‘National Effectiveness Guidelines on STI’s and Related Conditions’. They have also introduced the opportunity to discuss professional issues on the web by visiting www.mssvd.org.uk/contactslip.htm.
Nov 1999 The Autumn 1999 SHASTD newsletter came out early November.
March 1999 BMA Foundation for AIDS booklet - 'Take the HIV Test' A SHASTD response. 10th March 1999
Feb 1999 Contact Tracing - Letter to STI journal Feb. 1999 Vol. 75 No. 1 -  by Dr Hiscock, Birmingham


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