Problems in diagnosing sexually transmitted infections and human immunodeficiency virus in primary health care in Spain

Cristina Agustí, Laura Fernández, Juanjo Mascort, Ricard Carrillo, Jordi Casabona

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Abstract

Objectives: To describe the clinical practice of the General Practitioner (GP) in HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the obstacles they face in diagnosing them. Materials and methods: An anonymous questionnaire was distributed online to members of two Spanish GP Societies. Results: A total of 1.308 GP took part in the survey, which showed that 39.3% had received training on HIV/STI in the last three years, and 21.2% felt uncomfortable talking about sex with the patient. Conclusions: We identified important deficiencies in the resources needed for diagnosis of HIV/STI and in the circuits for referral. © 2012 Elsevier España, S.L.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-454
JournalEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica
Volume31
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Clinical practice
  • General practitioners
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Primary care
  • Sexually transmitted infections

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