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Nurse specialists can support patients through the gender dysphoria care pathway
A trust established links with the South Asian community to reduce health inequalities in access to services for hepatitis C virus testing and treatment.
Practitioners need to identify those most at risk of hepatitis C virus infection and encourage them to access diagnostic and support services and treatment.
Substance misuse problems may be more difficult to identify in older people, so screening and assessment should be carried out to prevent further harm.
Tailored advice given during travel health consultations can help people to make informed choices about risk-management strategies.
The government has been criticised for publishing its plans for sexual health care just days before local authorities take charge of running services.
There are 160,000 men with prostate cancer in the UK who cannot enjoy a full sex life, with the problem set to get worse, a charity has warned.
Cases of “untreatable gonorrhoea” has soared 25% in a year as experts warn the disease is becoming more resistant to treatment.
More support should be made available for gay and lesbian people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, say UK nurse researchers.
The number of gay and bisexual men contracting HIV rose over the past 20 years because of a rise in the number having unprotected sex, new research shows.
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“Statins could be a cheap and effective treatment for erectile dysfunction,” reports the Daily Mail.
BBC News reports that one in 10 people diagnosed with HIV who receive early treatment could be ‘functionally cured’.