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Documentation of advice regarding safer sexual practices and partner notification within an HIV clinic.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of STD & AIDS
Publication Date
Volume
20
Issue
4
Pages
269–270
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1258/ijsa.2008.008385
PMID: 19304975
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Guidelines for the sexual health care of our HIV patients and provision of post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure have been produced by both British Association of Sexual Health & HIV and British HIV Association (BHIVA). In the light of recent criminal prosecutions, BHIVA produced guidance for HIV clinical teams regarding discussions with patients about HIV transmission and reducing the risk to sexual partners. This audit examined the advice given to HIV patients with regard to safer sexual practices, sexually transmitted infection screening and partner notification and found that, on the whole, the standards set by national guidelines were adhered to, although areas for improvement were identified. We hope that the introduction of proformas with specific prompts for these subjects for HIV clinic visits will improve clinical standards in this area.

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