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MEDFASH (Medical Foundation for HIV & Sexual Health)
  1. Susan Quilliam
  1. Freelance Writer, Broadcaster, Consultant and Trainer, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ms Susan Quilliam; susan{at};

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Who are you?

MEDFASH (Medical Foundation for HIV & Sexual Health) is an independent charity dedicated to quality in sexual healthcare including HIV.

We began in 1987 when individuals within the British Medical Association (BMA) became concerned at the level of fear around HIV that was prevalent in the 1980s. There was a public health crisis and we wanted to comment on the underlying ethical issues, build confidence among healthcare professionals, and offer education both to professionals and policymakers.

Now we work with experts from a range of disciplines to promote understanding and good practice in sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH), still with a strong strand of work on HIV. Our mode of operation is largely project-based, responding to current needs.

We are governed by a board of trustees with a small number of employed staff based in our offices at BMA House in London, UK. We also use independent consultants and contractors with relevant expertise, and collaborate with partner organisations.

What services do you offer?

We provide a number of services, primarily focused on publications, policy reviews, education and research. Central is our monthly Sexual Health & HIV Policy eBulletin, …

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