GPs crucial to HIV screening campaign

Every sexually active patient who walks through a GP's door should be considered for HIV screening, says Australia's peak STI advisory body for health professionals.

The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) has used World AIDS Day to call for routine, opportunistic testing for HIV and STIs in general practice, saying GPs stand at the apex of efforts to cut Australia's high rates of undiagnosed HIV.

Roughly one-quarter of people with HIV are first