Sexual Health and HIV - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Programme updates

The Sexual Health and HIV programme has undergone a comprehensive review and the majority of sessions have been updated over the past three years. The sessions continue to be updated as guidelines and practices evolve. In addition, we have developed a number of new sessions covering additional content;

  • New sessions:
    • 01_18 Sexual Problems Part 4
      This session looks at some definitions of sexual desire and arousal as well as the causes and management of absent or low sexual desire and arousal in women. It covers simple management and arranging onward referral for female patients with these problems.
    • 01_19 Chemsex
      This session covers chemsex related drugs, issues relating to chemsex and the basic approach to be taken with an individual presenting with a chemsex related drugs problem.
    • 11_07 HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis
      This session provides an understanding around the role and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV.
    • 01_20 Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex People
      This session aims to aid understanding of the diversity of gender identity, thereby providing affirming sexual and reproductive healthcare for trans, non-binary, and intersex people.

    The following sessions are currently in development and will be published in 2021;

    • Diagnosing Mycoplasma Genitalium

About the Sexual Health and HIV programme

eHIV-STI is an engaging and extensive elearning programme supporting specialist training in Sexual Health & HIV.

It has been developed by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), the Royal College of Physicians, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare.

eHIV-STI provides the knowledge framework for healthcare professionals treating and supporting people with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and related conditions.

It can be supplemented by training in the clinical setting to reinforce the knowledge and develop the skills and attitudes necessary for successful practice in the area.

The training material provides an extensive knowledge base for STIs and HIV and is delivered at three levels from introductory, to more advanced and finally specialist knowledge so that learning can be appropriately structured.

Around 140 sessions of elearning incorporating video clips and case studies cover large parts of the knowledge components of the sexual health and HIV (Genitourinary Medicine) curriculum for trainees. Many components are also relevant for trainees in related specialties such as dermatology, infectious diseases and gynaecology, as well as those in primary care wanting to increase their knowledge in the area of sexual health and HIV.

Sexual Health and HIV


The elearning has been divided into 17 modules which each offering a number of elearning sessions. Learners can work through any module relevant to their specific training needs, in any order they choose.

# Topic # Topic
1 Approach to Patient 10 Vaginal Discharge, Vulvitis and Balantis
2 Pathology 11 HIV Testing and Prophylaxis
3 Bacterial STIs and Related Conditions 12 Specific Assessment and Management of HIV
4 Genital Ulcer Disease 13 Assessment and Management of Opportunistic HIV Infections
5 HPV Infection 14 System specific HIV-associated conditions
6 Genital Infestations 15 HIV associated malignancies
7 Viral Hepatitis 16 Public Health
8 Sexual Assault / Abuse & Medicolegal Issues 17 Gynaecology for GUM
9 Pregnancy and Children / HIV special circumstances


Specific learning pathways are also provided for undergraduate study and for BASHH Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation (STIF) Competency training

What to expect

The material has been written by senior clinicians and each elearning session takes around 20 minutes to complete to fit in with busy working schedules.

The sessions feature animation, videos, case studies and interactive exercises and help to reinforce the knowledge and develop the skills necessary for successful practice in the area of sexual health and HIV.

For more information, email the team at:

Sample sessions

Below is a session from eHIV-STI, which like all eHIV-STI sessions, has been written by subject specialists. It demonstrates how the elearning works, how multimedia features like animation are used to support the learning and how learners can assess their knowledge.

  • The Presentation of Infectious Hepatitis

    This session describes the basic approach to be taken with someone with infectious hepatitis: the history, the examination and baseline investigations.


CPD Approved by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

The eHIV-STI programme has been approved by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 16 external (category 1) distance learning (interactive elearning) CPD credits.

UK Physicians

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom operates a CPD scheme, primarily aimed at consultant or equivalent physicians; to register, login or find further information go to

CPD activity code CPD diary year CPD credits
113037 2019/20 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020 16*
132603 2020/21 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 16*
136576 2021/22 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022 16*
136577 2022/23 1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023 16*
136578 2023/24 1 April 2023 – 31 March 2024 16*

*Please note that up to 10 external (category 1) distance learning credits can count towards the annual minimum credit requirement. The remainder will automatically be counted as personal (category 3) credits.

Project team

  • John Evans-Jones

    Clinical Project Lead
  • Jasmine Deol

    Jasmine Deol

    Lead Learning Designer
  • Rob Taylor 80 x 80

    Rob Taylor

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Sexual Health and HIV programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Sexual Health and HIV programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Sexual Health and HIV programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Sexual Health and HIV programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

How to license

In the event that you do not qualify for free access to the Sexual Health and HIV programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.
You can check whether or not you qualify for free access by clicking on the ‘Register’ button above.

For more information on the licensing options available for the Sexual Health and HIV programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.

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