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Promoting HIV testing, chlamydia testing and long-acting reversible contraception
  1. Anne Tear,
  2. Jessica Herbert,
  3. Pippa Oakeshott
  1. Population and Health Sciences and Education, St Georges, University of London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Jessica Herbert, St Georges, University of London, Crammer Terrace, London Sw17 0RE, UK; m1000382{at}

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Phillips et al 1 found that a third of inpatients had HIV tests following implementation of a routine HIV testing policy at Croydon University Hospital. We recently found similar rates of HIV testing in young women in the community in our medical student research projects. In line with the 2013 Framework for Sexual Health Improvement's ‘three specific indicators for sexual health’,2 we investigated reported uptake of HIV testing, chlamydia testing and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The anonymous questionnaire surveys were done as medical student research projects. The studies (including protocol, participant information leaflet and questionnaire) were given ethical approval by Professor Paul Booton FRCP FRCGP, one of the Student Selected Component course organisers at St George’s. The two educational institutions also gave permission.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.