Syphilis is on the rise in NSW, so your role in preventing, diagnosing, and treating STIs and HIV among your patients has never been as important.
New STI and HIV care online education for GPs, will help you:
· Recognise opportunities to routinely offer STI and HIV testing
· Assess patients’ risk of an STI and HIV
· Conduct testing for STIs and HIV in-line with current guidelines
· Undertake follow-up and contact tracing after a STI diagnosis
You can also tune in to this RACGP podcast, to hear experienced GPs, specialists and patients discuss tips and resources to comfortably talk sex, STIs and blood-borne viruses.
With increased syphilis cases diagnosed among the NSW general population, the new ASHM interactive syphilis decision making tool quickly guides you through the testing and treatment process, and includes specific advice for treating pregnant women and people.
Remember, the NSW Sexual Health Info Link is available to provide support, advice and referral to you and your patients.