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Welcome to the ThinkGP blog! Our writers share their thoughts on healthcare, the health industry and life in general.

STI testing and how GPs can raise ‘sensitive issues’ with patients

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can affect any of our patients - young and old. However raising the topic of sex and sexual behaviour can be difficult. As most STIs are asymptomatic, diagnoses and treatment is largely dependent upon screening. So, how do you get to the sensitive issues without causing offence or embarrassment? Read on to find out!

Some heterosexual men have sex with men.Testing for HIV in a diverse range of patients

In the lead up to World AIDS Day, NSW Health urges health professionals to avoid assumptions about a person’s HIV risk, and offer HIV testing for all patients at risk of HIV. Tune in to learn more about the resources available to aid in the screening, diagnosis and management of HIV.

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