What you need to know, ask and do to manage sexual health problems in your community.
Providing good sexual health care can be a challenge for GPs. It requires sensitive history taking skills based on inquiring about sexual behaviours and avoiding assumptions.
Epidemiological factors such as the resurgence of syphilis and changing sensitivity of gonococcal bacteria to antibiotics mean that GPs need access to the latest evidence-based information and resources for screening and management.
Although pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV has been available for some time, many GPs are not familiar with assessment, prescribing and monitoring requirements for patients at high risk of HIV who would benefit from this treatment. For patients in rural areas, or from specific at-risk groups, issues of access to health care, confidentiality, contact tracing and pharmacy access can be problematic.
During this interactive webinar, Dr Jenni Parsons will lead a panel discussion around sexual history taking, screening for sexual infections (who to test and for what) and how to treat patients at high risk of HIV with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). It promises to be a lively discussion about the provision of sexual health services far from the anonymity of sexual health clinics.
RACGP & ACRRM points pending.
- Take a sensitive but comprehensive sexual history focussed on behaviours and avoiding assumptions.
- Undertake appropriate sexual health screening investigations based on current epidemiological knowledge and the individual’s sexual behaviours and risks.
- Develop strategies to mitigate the barriers to good sexual health in your local community.
- Prescribe pre-exposure prophlaxis (PrEP) for HIV to at risk patients.
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