Screening Of Asymptomatic Men By SHNS-ForSTIs-BBV: POLICY

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1. Policy statement 

Sexual Health Nurses at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre undertake Sexually Transmitted 
Infection (STI) and Blood Borne Virus (BBV) screening for asymptomatic men. They also initiate 
and continue genital wart treatments and, in collaboration with the Medical Clinical 
Coordinator, screen men who are contacts of STIs and initiate pharmacologic treatments. 

2. Persons affected 
  • Sexual Health Nurses (SHNs) 
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Medical Officers 
  • Asymptomatic Men 

3. Definition of terms 
  • Asymptomatic Men: Men who present to MSHC with no signs or symptoms with identified risks for STIs and/or BBVs. This may include men with a history of unprotected intercourse, recent or high rate of partner change or informed by a contact diagnosed with a STI. 
4. Responsibility 
  • Nursing Services Manager 
  • Clinical Nursing Coordinator 
  • Sexual Health Nurses 
  • Follow up Nurse (FUN) 
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Medical Officers 

5. Reference documents

  • CS. HIV Antibody Testing Policy
  • CS. HIV Antibody Testing Procedure 
  • CS. HIV NPEP Policy 
  • CS. HIV NPEP Procedure 
  • CS. Hepatitis C Screening and Management Policy and Procedure 
  • CS. Vaccine Provision By Sexual Health Nurses: Policy 
  • CS. Vaccine Provision By Sexual Health Nurses (Hepatitis A): Procedure 
  • CS. Vaccine Provision By Sexual Health Nurses (Hepatitis B): Procedure 
  • CS. Vaccine Provision By Sexual Health Nurses (Twinrix): Procedure 
  • CS. Walk-In Triage System Policy 
  • HealthProfessional/TreatmentGuidelines
  • CS. Walk-In Triage System Procedure 

Updated: January 2014