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Blog category: Current practice

Update on syphilis testing via Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Syphilis testing

The primary method for diagnosing syphilis is through serologic testing. However, in certain situations, it may be appropriate and clinically-indicated to perform one of the direct tests (i.e. swab of a lesion...

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Anal cancer screening in men

Background

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world.

HPV is the virus that causes genital warts. Though warts can cause a lot of distress, they are typically benign...

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Addressing tucking in transgender and gender variant patients

Tucking is practiced by trans-feminine or other gender diverse people for a variety of reasons. Tucking may help to reduce dysphoria, make people feel more at ease in their bodies, and affirm their gender. Tucking can also be done for...

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Providing care to patients who practice non-monogamy

What does non-monogamy actually mean?

People of all genders and sexual orientations have many different ways of being sexually active outside of monogamous relationships.

Some of the ways that people are sexually active...

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Kink awareness for health care professionals – Part 1

Introduction

Many people practice kink as part of their sex life, yet health care practitioners are rarely given specific training or information about this often misunderstood aspect of sexuality.

This is the first of a...

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