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BACKGROUND Anogenital examinations can be embarrassing for patients and can leave clinicians open to accusations of professional misconduct. Little is known about the attitudes of patients in Australia towards the use of chaperones. METHODS In 2006, we surveyed 480 patients attending two sexual health clinics in northern Sydney. Our aim was to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical screening in Australia has been successful in reducing the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection and an integral agent in the development of cervical cancer. OBJECTIVE This article discusses cervical screening, HPV infection and counselling women with low(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are both consequences of unprotected vaginal sex. In addition to causing maternal morbidity in their own right, many STIs including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be transmitted to the neonate. Antenatal screening during pregnancy provides an opportunity to minimise or eliminate the(More)
  • L Dayan
  • 2000
BACKGROUND Chlamydia trachomatis is a common, often asymptomatic sexually acquired infection with serious sequelae if left untreated. OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence, clinical features, investigations, indications for screening, contact tracing and treatment of complicated and uncomplicated infection with C trachomatis. DISCUSSION The availability(More)
BACKGROUND Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection that is most often asymptomatic and remains largely undiagnosed. OBJECTIVE To discuss the diagnosis, management and treatments available for genital herpes infections. DISCUSSION Genital herpes is a common infection with significant associated morbidity. Along with diagnosis and(More)