ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Day 2 - 15/11/16 - new technology and STI Health Notification Technology
Associate Professor Rebecca Guy gave the Gallows Lecture.
The theme was new technologies for STI prevention and adult health checks with the target populations
- Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders People,
- Gay men,
- Mental health
Resources and Notification of Partners. SMS technology is preferred.
23% notified partner/s
Only 1/5 followed up in a clinic
HOW is this going to change and effect my PRACTICE?
I will incorporate more IT into my clinical practice, as the Research has shown that clients and patients prefer SMS technology. I have found this to be more effective approach in contacting those less engaged and harder to reach Clients, as it appears to be less intrusive means of contact & provides people the choice of when they want to make contact.
Other presentations on sexual health - Chlamydia
Discussed health seeking behaviour.
Focus on Adolescents
Low testing rates, 20 % people became re-infected in 1 year.
Issues are PID, infertility.
Gay men, increase risk HIV