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Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Young People course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session aims to help you identify specific adolescent issues related to the presentation, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young people.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the presentation, diagnosis and management of adolescent issues relating to STIs
  • Record a sexual history to identify high risk sexual behaviour and give basic health prevention information on reducing STIs and pregnancy risk
  • Recognise when and where to refer young people to sexual health services

The management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is a large subject. In this session, the focus will be on the most common STIs affecting young people, highlighting specific adolescent issues which are important in managing their care. The latest information on the management of STIs can be obtained from the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) website.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following AH sessions/modules:

  • 03_005 Safeguarding Adolescents (401-0014)
  • 09_001 Sexual Behaviour in Adolescence (401-0038)
  • 09_003 Sexually Transmitted Infections in Young People (401-0040)
  • 08 Young People Friendly Services
Instructors / Speakers
Dawn Wilkinson,
Genitourinary Medicine/HIV Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Lead of Young People’s Sexual Health Services at the Jefferiss Wing Centre for Sexual Health, which has dedicated young people’s sexual health services, including an outreach sexual health service in collaboration with Connexions, Youth Services and PCT. Dawn also provides follow-up care alongside Paediatric Child Protection colleagues for children and young adults following alleged sexual abuse.

Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Young People course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health, Infectious disease, Sexual health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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