Prevention of sexually transmitted infections and under 18 conceptions (PH3)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'preventing sexually transmitted infections and under-18 conceptions'
One to one interventions to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and to reduce the rate of under 18 conceptions, especially among vulnerable and at risk groups
This guidance is for professionals who are responsible for, or who work in, sexual health services. This includes general practitioners and professionals working in contraceptive services, genitourinary medicine and school clinics .
NICE recommendations include the following advice:
- Assess people’s risk of having a sexually transmitted infection (STI), when the opportunity arises. For example, this could happen when someone attends for contraception, or to register as a new patient.
- Offer advice to people at high risk of an STI in a structured discussion, or arrange for them to see someone who is trained to give this type of advice. The discussion should cover ways to help people reduce the risks.
- Help people with an STI to get their partners tested and treated. This might involve referring the person to a specialist. People with STIs and their partners should receive information about the infection they have.
Primary care trusts (PCTs) should make sure there are enough sexual health services locally and enough staff trained to run them.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: preventing sexually transmitted infections and under-18 conceptions
This page was last updated: 17 October 2013
Implementation tools and resources
- Audit support
- Costing report
- Costing template
- Implementation advice
- Slide set
- Sexually transmitted infections and under 18 conceptions: online educational tool
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