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Sexual health and HIV in the Army
  1. Ngozi E Dufty1,2,
  2. K Clay1,2,
  3. R Wilson1 and
  4. J Watson1
  1. 1Department of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, Military Sexual Health and HIV Service, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Military Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Lt Col Ngozi E Dufty, Consultant Physician Sexual Health and HIV, Military Advice Service for Sexual Health and HIV, Department of Sexual Health, Directorate of Infection, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK; ngozi.dufty{at}nhs.net

Abstract

Sexual acquisition of infections has always been an important part of military history and although disease patterns have changed over time, the problem has not gone away. This article will look at how to recognise infection, the general principles of management, where to access guidance and how to get specialised help within the complexities of the military environment.

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  • Received May 22, 2013.
  • Accepted May 22, 2013.
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