Five tips to making sexual health screening easy in general practice

THE benefits of STI screening for at-risk individuals has been proven for the individual, the public and cost-benefit, and can be easily incorporated into a busy general practice, with minimal time or financial implications.

1. Get patients to identify themselves
Identifying who to test is easier if patients request tests or present with sexual risk.

So how do we educate patients to self-identify risk and assist them in requesting screening?

Simple measures such as waiting room posters and targeted pamphlets introduce the subject of STIs