Infectious disease

Infectious disease support for primary care



medicationsHIV is an established infectious disease, and management can be complex at times, particularly with regards to interactions with medications, as they are not often prescribed by GPs. However, interactions with routine medications are common. is an excellent website and app supported by the University of Liverpool that can quickly evaluate medications that a patient may be taking and compare interactions to give clinicians abetter informed choice.

Sexual health

BASHH, (British Association for Sexual Health and HIV) house comprehensive resources for managing infectious disease issues like GUM conditions. Listed in this link are all their current guidelines. A vital resource. Just do remember to check on local resistance rates, particular with reference to Gonorrhoea.

Travelling the world….

infectious disease- travelTRAVAX is a good site outlining what vaccinations people need and where. You do need to register to access it, but is free if done so.

Fit For travel is a handy alternative.

Part of our role is to inform public health of the notifiable diseases. Here is a link to the HPA site with the form on the right.