Sexual Health

STIs can cause embarrassment and unpleasant symptoms, but pharmacy staff can help with advice and support.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can cause embarrassment as well as unpleasant symptoms, it’s vital that pharmacy staff have the knowledge and skills to deal with customers who ask for advice.

Learning objectives

  • Have a good understanding of some of the more common STIs
    Be aware of testing services and treatments available to sufferers
  • Be able to provide advice on ways in which the risk of contracting and transmitting STIs can be reduced.

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