St Stephen's AIDS Trust provides short, intensive training courses in HIV and sexually transmitted infections for healthcare professionals in the UK, abroad and people working in the pharmaceutical industry.


SSAT was among the first in the UK to recognise the importance of providing information on HIV to general practitioners and hospital doctors who were coming to grips with a new disease. Today, our short, intense training courses continue to tackle the big issues of HIV – understand current treatments, managing drug interactions, how HIV affects the ageing HIV positive patient and the social and mental health issues of living with HIV. There is also specialist consultant training covering topics on research and innovation, NHS structures, commissioning, tendering and competition – all vital skills required today’s NHS.


Our courses, led by specialists at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and other leading UK HIV centres, are continuously under review to ensure they meet the changing needs of today’s national health service and that delegates are provided with the most up to date and relevant information in all issues relating to HIV and sexual health.

St Stephen's AIDS Trust - Training courses

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  • HIV - What You Need To Know

    17 - 18 May 2018

    Medicinema, 3rd Floor, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Fulham Rd, London

    2 day course for all healthcare professionals to develop and update all aspects of HIV including early diagnosis and primary infection, late diagnosis and AIDS, mental health issues, HIV testing in practice, HIV in pregnancy, a patient panel and ethical issues.

      £500 Pharma

    Cost:  £250 NHS

  • Clinical Leadership Course and Clinical Leadership Masterclass

    Spring 2018 - dates TBC

    The Kings Fund, Cavendish Square, London

    Following on from the highly lauded Eagles and Kestrels programs, St Stephen's AIDS Trust are delighted to present a follow-on course in medical leadership for senior trainees and consultants, supported by an unrestricted educational grant from ViiV. Two parallel workshops will run, in addition to co-learning sessions for both groups throughout the program. With speakers from a convened faculty plus the Kings Fund, topics will include research and innovation, NHS structures, commissioning, tendering and competition, and physician leadership.

    The course is free to attend but subject to selective entry, and places are strictly limited. The venue is the Kings Fund, Cavendish Square, London. Accommodation is provided for those living outside London and travel expenses will be covered. The trainee program is aimed at ST5/6 doctors. The consultant program will be suitable for consultants at any career stage who are now entering leadership roles.

    For a copy of the program and an application form, please email:

  • STImulate Course

    2018 dates TBC

    St Paul's Church Conference Centre, Hammersmith

    An update on sexual health for your local borough. Includes diagnoses, testing, contraception,  sexual history taking, genital dermatology and hepatitis, new diagnostics and treatments.

    No fee required.

    ▶ Download application form      ▶ Download course programme

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Foundation (STIF) Course

    2018 dates TBC

    St Paul's Church Conference Centre, Hammersmith

    A course for doctors and nurses working in general practice, family planning and reproductive health, GUM, health advisers, secondary care clinicians who may encounter patients with STIs (e.g. O&G, A&E, rheumatology and ophthalmology), pharmacists, school nurses.

    The aim of the course is to equip participants with the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes for the effective management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) outside the GUM setting.

    Talks and workshops include recognition of symptoms, swabs and tests, STI control and prevention, STIs in pregnancy, hepatitis, HIV in primary care, sexual assault, young people and sexual health and many other issues.

    Cost: £175 for single (CORE or PLUS) day only                            £330 for both days

    STIF Course Application Form

    STIF Course Programme

▶ HIV What You Need To Know

▶ Sparrows and Eagles - Clinical Leadership

St Stephen’s AIDS Trust

Chelsea Chambers

262a Fulham Road

London SW10 9EL