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A service to address the sexual health needs of the homeless population

Between 1991 and 2001, the clinical workload of genitourinary medicine services increased by 155 per cent, and diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increased by 61 per cent in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Public Health Laboratory Service et al, 2002). However there is a paucity of data regarding the rate of sexually transmitted infections in the homeless population.

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