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Despite making significant progress over the last two decades, implementation of pharmacogenomic testing into routine clinical practice is currently limited. Read on to find out more about these tests, their uses, and how they can help to inform drug selection and dosage decisions.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can affect any of our patients - young and old. However raising the topic of sex and sexual behaviour can be difficult. As most STIs are asymptomatic, diagnoses and treatment is largely dependent upon screening. So, how do you get to the sensitive issues without causing offence or embarrassment? Read on to find out!
Off the back of HIV Testing Week, NSW Health encourages health professionals to avoid assumptions about a patient’s risk, ask relevant questions about sexual practices and offer testing to a diverse range of patients.
GPs are trusted sources of information about genome sequencing and are the profession most likely to be approached by people with results from online and consumer DNA tests. Read on to learn more about the important role GPs can play when it comes to navigating genomic tests in primary care.
This STI Awareness Month, NSW Health looks at recent outbreaks of syphilis around the country, particularly within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and implores GPs to remain alert in a bid to stop the spread.