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Theme B: Project 1: Assessment of the feasibility of an offer of sexual health testing in routine general practice

The central aim of our research is to inform the development of interventions that will facilitate effective and efficient early access to care and treatment for STIs, thus reducing morbidity, mortality and transmission of STIs.

We are currently conducting a systematic appraisal of the evidence around interventions to increase STI screening in primary care and community settings. Specifically, we are applying a behaviour change theoretical framework to facilitators and barriers to STI testing among young people (aged 15-24 years).

The findings, which will be complimented by qualitative work, will ultimately be used to inform intervention development.

Lead researchers

Dr Greta Rait

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care

University College London

Professor Jackie Cassell

Public Health Consultant/Chair of Primary Care Epidemiology

Public Health England