Diploma in HIV Medicine

Applications for February 2024 are now open.

Only the BO5 (online) examination will take place in February 2024.

A full diet of the exam (both the Bo5 and OSCE) will take place later in 2024.

DHIV examinations for 2024 are scheduled to take place on the dates below:

BO5 - Tuesday 20 February 2024
No OSCE in February 2024

BO5 - Tuesday 24 September 2024
OSCE - Tuesday 8 October 2024

Please select the Academic Shop above, choose the DHIV payment option, select the exam entry you require and finish payment. You will then be directed to our online platform Brightspace to complete your application.

Established 2002

In response to a perceived need from clinicians, and in consultation with BHIVA and BASHH, the Society instituted a Diploma in HIV Medicine. It is also recognised that a significant number of HIV Medicine practitioners come from a non-genitourinary medicine background, and care has been taken to design both the syllabus and examination to reflect only core knowledge in specialist areas that all HIV physicians should be able to demonstrate. This may include practitioners working in gastroenterology, genitourinary medicine, infectious diseases, thoracic medicine etc.

The examination is designed for registered medical practitioners who have had substantial, regular and continued clinical experience with HIV medicine over at least a 2-year period (or part-time equivalent) at Specialty Trainee level or equivalent.  This should include practice within the last 5 years to ensure currency of knowledge, incorporating experience of both inpatient and outpatient care.

The examination is based on the Specialty Training Curriculum for Genitourinary Medicine which was implemented on 1 December 2016.

A "Pass" result for a single part of the exam may now be retained and re-entry to only undertake the remaining part be permitted within a period of 2 years.  Please refer to the Administrative Guidance for Candidates for further information.

Applications for entry to the February 2024 DHIV BO5 examination are now closed.

The next DHIV examinations will take place on the dates below:

BO5 - Tuesday 24 September 2024

OSCE - Tuesday 8 October 2024

Please select the Academic Shop above. Choose the DHIV payment option, select the exam entry you require and finish payment.

Academic Policies and Information for Candidates

Examination Review and Appeal Procedure The Society's Review and Appeal Procedure gives information about feedback, review and appeal. Candidates who seek a review or appeal should note that there is a fee payable, the amount of which is given the the relevant Guide to the Diploma, including the Regulations and Curriculum.

Candidate Code of Conduct

Candidate Misconduct Policy

Candidate Plagiarism Policy

OSCE example - Starting ART

BO5 example

Examiners List

Pass Lists

Useful links

BHIVA

BASHH