Dr Rimi Shah

Rimi-Shah

Dr Rimi Shah

FRCP MBBS DIP GUM DFRSH

Consultant in Urinary & HIV Medicine

Dr Rimi Shah has broad experience in the management of Sexually Transmitted Infections, (STIs); sexual health issues, and HIV, with specialist interests in treatment of recurrent or chronic genital conditions including herpes (HSV), thrush, bacterial vaginosis (BV),  and warts (HPV); in general management of HIV and in STIs/ discharge in women.

Dr Shah offers a sympathetic ear, a holistic and supportive approach, and a sensitive, discreet service. Her reassuring manner, together with her commitment to delivering high quality, personalised care, are at the core of her practice, to ensure patients are always at the centre of their care.

Her NHS work is based at the Royal Free Hospital, as a Consultant in Genitourinary and HIV Medicine, and Sexual Health at both Royal free and Barnet sites for over 10 years. Her roles have included Clinical Lead for GUM/ HIV; Lead Clinician for Women and Pregnancy; Head of Services for the Department for 6 years (Barnet sites) and Course Director for GP STI education.

She has lectured widely, in the management of STIs; and in the care of Women with STIs/ HIV.

She is also a passionate advocate of reducing stigma and preconceptions, and raising awareness of STIs, and is actively involved in improving sexual health care, through on-going research and education and in her clinical practice

Out of work, Dr Shah is equally passionate about skiing, running, rock climbing and cooking/ experimenting with food from around the world, as a `foodie’, and a keen tennis player. She is also an enthusiastic but sadly, slow learner of conversational Italian.

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

Country of qualification

UK


Languages spoken

English, Gujarati


Specialities

  • Genito-urinary Medicine
  • HIV
  • Sexual Health


Memberships

  • British HIV Association (BHIVA)
  • British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASSH)
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • Medical Defence Union (MDU)
  • Member of British HIV Pregnancy Group
  • Member of BASSH specialist interest groups in sexually transmitted infections in young people and in sexual/ domestic violence


Special interests

Chronic and recurrent genital conditions including:

  • recurrent Thrush (candida)
  • genital herpes (HSV)
  • bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • balanitis and gential warts (HPV)
Management and treatment of Women with associated GUM related problems, eg vestibulitis, vulvodynia, recurrent vaginal discharge; and in pregnant women with blood bourne viruses.


Procedures offered

Sexual Health screening and management of sexually transmitted infections including:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Ureaplasma
  • Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • Trichomoniasis(TV)
  • Candida
  • Genital warts
  • Herpes (HSV)
Management and screening for chronic or recurrent conditions including:
  • Candida (thrush), Balanitis and Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • Prostatitis
  • Persistent non-specific urethritis (NSU)
  • Vestibulitis and vulval pain
  • Genital warts (HPV) treatments
  • Molluscum Contagiosum treatment
  • Sexual dysfunction and painful sex
  • Erectile dysfunction – Viagra ™ and related
Management of HIV (with Specialist interest in Women with HIV and Antenatal care)
  • Pap smear and Contraceptive advice
  • Syphilis and HIV testing
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination
  • Hepatitis A and B screening and vaccination
  • Sexual Health Screening and Prevention
  • Specialist interest in recurrent Candida and Bacterial Vaginitis infections
  • Recurrent Herpes infections
  • Management of Genital Warts
  • HIV/AIDS – general management with special interest in HIV in women and Antenatal care


Clinical interests

  • Sexual Health Screening and Prevention
  • Chronic Vaginal and Penile Discharge
  • Specialist interest in recurrent Candida and Bacterial Vaginitis infections
  • Recurrent Herpes infections
  • Management of Genital Warts
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • HIV/AIDS – general management with special interest in HIV in women and Antenatal care


 

Research interests

Long term management of women with Chronic Vaginal Discharge. Antenatal care of women with blood bourne viruses, including HIV and long term issues in women with HIV.


Dr Rimi Shah, Consultant in Urinary & HIV Medicine is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London