The Healthy Child Programme advises that all sexually active under-25s should be encouraged to be screened for chlamydia annually or if they change sexual partner. 4

NICE recommends that commissioners should ensure swift access to flexible, confidential, dedicated young people’s contraceptive services, which should be open to those aged under 16 without a parent or carer. 5 These services should provide free same-day pregnancy test results and offer (or signpost to) counselling.

It is recommended that routine HIV testing should be offered to all medical admissions in areas with a high diagnosed prevalence, defined as over two per 1,000 15-59 year olds – on this basis, routine testing would be recommended for all admissions in London. 6

 

References

  1. “Healthy Child Programme: From 5-19 years old,” Department of Health; Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2009.
  2. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, “Contraceptive services for under 25s [PH51],” March 2014. [Online]. Available: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph51. [Accessed 20 October 2016].
  3. “Time to test for HIV: Expanding HIV testing in healthcare and community services in England,” Health Protection Agency, 2011.
  4. “Healthy Child Programme: From 5-19 years old,” Department of Health; Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2009.
  5. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, “Contraceptive services for under 25s [PH51],” March 2014. [Online]. Available: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph51. [Accessed 20 October 2016].
  6. “Time to test for HIV: Expanding HIV testing in healthcare and community services in England,” Health Protection Agency, 2011.