Free illustrated HIV guide for GPs and other primary care workers


The Medical Foundation for AIDS & Sexual Health (MedFASH) has launched a new publication aimed at providing practical advice for the primary healthcare team on HIV.

The booklet, which includes full colour photos, is entitled ‘HIV in primary care – an essential guide to HIV for GPs, practice nurses and other members of the primary healthcare team’. It is in an easy-to-use format and covers the main HIV-related conditions and their symptoms.

The booklet offers practical help on clinical diagnosis and how to raise the subject of testing with patients. Topics include how to offer an HIV test and give results; the side-effects of antiretroviral therapy and how to complement specialist care; primary healthcare for people with HIV; and practice policies and systems to ensure optimal patient care and staff safety.

Free copies can be ordered by GPs and primary healthcare teams from Magnus Nelson at MedFASH on 020 7383 6345 and the booklet will shortly be available to download:

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