GUM clinic

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GUM clinic

Genitourinary medicine clinic. A patient-management session which may be located at a hospital or at a free-standing health centre and which provides a range of sexual-health services including contraception and contraception advice, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea and genital warts, as well as testing and counselling for HIV and AIDS.
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There's also the possibility you could have caught a sexually transmitted infection so, to be on the safe side, visit your local GUM (genitourinary medicine clinic) where you can get tested for STIs and they can also perform a pregnancy test.
Improving surveillance of sexually transmitted infections using mandatory electronic clinical reporting: the genitourinary medicine clinic activity dataset, England, 2009 to 2013.
"We are also strongly advising anyone who has had casual sex with a new partner to contact a genitourinary medicine clinic to be tested.
The study screened patients of both sexes in primary health care settings, as well as men attending a genitourinary medicine clinic. All patients testing positive in the community were advised to attend the genito-urinary medicine clinic for STI screening, partner notification, and testing of patients and their contacts.
If you have had unprotected sex with many partners then it's worth going to your local genitourinary medicine clinic and asking for a full sexual-health screen including a test for syphilis.
The Government's target states that by 2008 every patient should be able to have an appointment at a genitourinary medicine clinic within 48 hours.
The Guild of Students at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston have voted to call on the South Birmingham Primary Care Trust to open a Genitourinary Medicine Clinic in association with the University Hospital.
Over the last two years there has been a 35pc increase in new patients at the genitourinary medicine clinic at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
In the STD-patient population in this report, a large proportion of heterosexual men and women reported condom breakage during vaginal intercourse; this finding is consistent with a previous study of heterosexual men and women attending a genitourinary medicine clinic in London [10].
Additional clinical data were available from the national anonymized patient-level electronic surveillance system (the Genitourinary Medicine Clinic Activity Dataset [GUMCADv2]), which records all tests and diagnoses in STI clinics in England (12).
It examines the number of partners treated and the comparative costs of treating partners if carried out by practice nurses in general practice or through referral to a genitourinary medicine clinic. More of the patients had all the sexual partners they identified treated when the process of treatment of the patient, notification of the patient's partner(s) and the giving out of sexual health advice was carried out by a practice nurse than when participants were referred to a genitourinary medicine clinic.
If you used a condom all the time you had sex, including oral sex, then your chances of contracting HIV are low but it's still worth having a check up with your local genitourinary medicine clinic. Log on to www.fpa.org.uk