Sophie Flavell and John White spoke about STI testing and screening.
Important take home messages for me in this session were:
- don’t forget that for MSM with high risk behaviour Hep C is sexually transmitted ie make sure you include it in STI screen in high risk populations
- consider using doxycycline 200mg as a stat dose as PEP for chlamydia and syphilis (70% reduction in infections)
- pooled testing (3 samples in one pot)for chlamydia/gonorrhoea NAAT is currently not funded but saves money and will form part of the future in STI testing