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NICE says doctors should identify people at high risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39140.550208.DB (Published 01 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:447
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recommended that health professionals should identify people at high risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, determined on the basis of their sexual history, and arrange one to one discussions to reduce their risk.

    The guidance on sexual health suggests using a wide range of opportunities for assessing risk of infections, including when discussing contraception, pregnancy, or abortion; carrying out a cervical smear test, offering a test …

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