Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Christopher K Fairley

Email: CFairley@mshc.org.au
MBBS, PhD, is Professor of Sexual Health, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne and Director, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Victoria.

A missed opportunity Lessons learnt from a chlamydia testing observation study in general practice

Currently only 12% of Australian women aged 15–24 years are tested annually for chlamydia, as recommended by the RACGP.5 Mathematical modelling suggests that chlamydia prevalence will decrease if...

Occult syphilitic chancres in the rectum and oropharynx

Case 1A man aged 44 years, who tested negative for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and is on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), presented with a hard, painless anorectal lump that he noticed...

Optimising healthcare for men who have sex with men: A role for general practitioners

Men who have sex with men (MSM) may not identify as ‘gay’ and may not request human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing. General practitioners (GPs) play a key role in identifying patients who are...

The intrauterine contraceptive device is where? An unexpected cause of intravesical IUCD

CaseIn October 2015, a woman, 24 years of age and with two children, had a Mirena intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) inserted under general anaesthetic immediately post-termination of...


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