Dr Rimi Shah

Consultant Physician


Clinical Interests

  • Sexual Health screening and management of sexually transmitted infections including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, bacterial vaginosis, candida, genital warts, herpes
  • Specialist interest in management of women with associated GUM related problems eg vestibulitis, vulvodynia, recurrent vaginal discharge; and in pregnant women with blood bourne viruses
  • HIV testing and management of HIV related conditions including complications of antiretroviral therapy (specialist interest in Women with HIV and antenatal care)
  • Chronic vaginal and penile discharge including recurrent candida, balanitis and recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • Complex chronic conditions such as prostatitis, persistent non-specific urethritis (NSU), vestibulitis and vulval pain
  • Implant fitting/ removal and Hepatitis A and B vaccination
  • Erectile dysfunction – Viagra™ and related agents
  • Genital dermatology

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British HIV Association
  • British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
  • Medical Defence Union
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Personal profile

Dr Shah was appointed as a Consultant in HIV and Genitourinary medicine at the Royal Free Hospital and Barnet Hospital in 2005, having trained in GUM/ HIV medicine at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

Her clinical practice includes screening and management of sexually transmitted infections e.g. chlamydia, gonorrhoea, genital warts, thrush/ BV and herpes; as well as complex GUM related problems e.g. recurrent discharge, erectile dysfunction, prostatitis / NSU and vulvodynia / vestibulitis; and general HIV management.

She is Lead Clinician for HIV (Barnet site) and Head of Services.

Her specialist and research interests are in Women’s health, particularly in the management of recurrent vaginal infections, and in the antenatal care of women with blood bourne viruses/STIs, including HIV. She is Antenatal Lead for blood bourne viruses (Barnet site).

She is happy to see private patients when they need to be seen, including evenings and weekends and offers a completely confidential and culturally sensitive service.

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