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Clinical review - The management of HIV

Campaigners consider legal action against HPV decision

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HPV jabs could be extended to boys as DH advisors meet this week

Young patients open to sexual health advice in GP consultations

HIV

NHS in England to trial HIV PrEP drug as Scotland funds routine access

NHS in England to trial HIV PrEP drug as Scotland funds routine access

Patients at high risk of contracting HIV will soon be able to access pre-exposure...

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

GP practices in areas of high HIV prevalence should offer and recommend HIV testing...

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...

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

GPs almost unanimously back HPV vaccination in boys, poll shows
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GPs almost unanimously back HPV vaccination in boys, poll shows

Nearly all GPs (94%) would want their own sons vaccinated against HPV, a poll of...

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

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