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GPs should offer HIV tests to all new patients in high prevalence areas, NICE says

Advising couples on subfertility

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Postcoital bleeding - red flag symptoms

GPs call for all boys to receive HPV jab as scheme for gay men launched

HIV

Contraceptive injection 'still a good option' despite increased HIV risk

Contraceptive injection 'still a good option' despite increased HIV risk

The contraceptive injection should still be offered to women despite new research...

Ban lifted against GPs and practice staff with HIV treating patients

Ban lifted against GPs and practice staff with HIV treating patients

GPs and practice staff with HIV will no longer be banned from treating patients using...

Viewpoint - Adherence with antiretroviral therapy for HIV

Viewpoint - Adherence with antiretroviral therapy for HIV

Like many chronic illness therapies, ART for the treatment of HIV is not being used...

Chlamydia

Offer chlamydia checks to all under-25s, GPs told
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Offer chlamydia checks to all under-25s, GPs told

GPs should offer chlamydia screening to any sexually active patient less than 25...

Clinical Review - Chlamydia

Clinical Review - Chlamydia

Diagnosing and managing this common STI in primary care. By GUM physicians Dr Sarah...

Making chlamydia screening a success

Making chlamydia screening a success

Chlamydia testing is accurate and patient-friendly, and GPs are well-placed to provide...

Gonorrhoea

GPs on alert as experts declare outbreak of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea

GPs on alert as experts declare outbreak of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea

GPs in northern England have been put on alert after Public Health England (PHE)...

Antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea

Antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea

The emergence of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea and how management methods are being...

Red Flag Symptoms - Vaginal discharge

Red Flag Symptoms - Vaginal discharge

Vaginal discharge may be infective, non-infective or physiological, says Dr Pipin...

Herpes

Herpes simplex virus
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Herpes simplex virus

The aetiology, diagnosis and management of herpes simplex virus in primary care,...

At a Glance - Genital herpes zoster vs herpes simplex

At a Glance - Genital herpes zoster vs herpes simplex

Dr Jean Watkins discusses the differences between genital herpes zoster and herpes...

The basics - Herpes infections
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The basics - Herpes infections

Patients should understand the nature of this recurrent viral disease.

Warts

Clinical Review: Human papillomavirus

Clinical Review: Human papillomavirus

A clinical review of the transmission, prevention and management of human papillomavirus...

Cutaneous warts
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Cutaneous warts

The diagnosis of warts is usually straightforward but treatment can be difficult,...

The basics - Management of genital warts

The basics - Management of genital warts

Diagnosis is clinical and based on visual examination.

Prevention

HPV vaccine for boys cannot be considered until 2017, says JCVI

HPV vaccine for boys cannot be considered until 2017, says JCVI

HPV vaccination for boys will not be considered until the completion of a review...

Common contraception queries

Common contraception queries

Different contraception methods will be safest and most suitable for individual patients....

Women's Health - Contraception in special situations

Women's Health - Contraception in special situations

Underlying conditions and concurrent medication influence advice, explains Dr Zara...

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