Sexual health

BASHH | Chlamydia testing

Most of the information is these guidelines is stuff we know. Learning points for me were: Endocervical swabs and HVS swabs have a similar sensitivity (before, the advice was that endocervical swabs were essential for testing where there are symptoms). FCU is not as sensitive in women. To take an HVS, you should rotate the…
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BASHH | Management of Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale)

Nothing has changed in the management of Granuloma Inguinale. It’s pretty rare in the UK, but beware painless genital ulcers with inguinal nodes or ulceration over the nodes. I advise sending to GU for proper diagnosis and treatment if suspected as they need special tissue samples taking. Louise HudmanI’m a salaried GP in Hampshire. See…
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