TITLE

Improvement in screening for sexually transmitted infections in HIV-positive patients following implementation of a nurse-led clinic

AUTHOR(S)
Hamlyn, E.; Barrett, S.; Kelsey, J.; Lockyer, S.; Welz, T.; Poulton, M.
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
International Journal of STD & AIDS;Jun2007, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p424
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The objective of this study was to assess changes in the uptake of sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening resulting from implementation of a specific STI clinic for HIV-positive patients. An audit of STI screening in HIV-positive patients was undertaken before and after the establishment of the clinic. Significant increases in the number of patients having a sexual health discussion and annual health screen were seen. High rates of positive results were found in all patient groups. National guidelines recommend regular STI screening for all HIV-positive patients. A specific clinic for HIV-positive patients is feasible and acceptable and may result in an increase in uptake of STI screening.
ACCESSION #
25534685

 

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