What's new in sexual health

Date Published: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Nicky Perkins talks about what's new in sexual health. Nicky is a specialist in sexual health medicine practicing at the Auckland Sexual Health Service and privately at Omnicare Women’s Health Clinic.

Nicky is actively involved in teaching and research. In addition to general sexual health medicine, she is interested in chronic genital and sexual pain, vulvovaginal disease and genital dermatology.

Nicky practices from a whole person perspective and has completed post-graduate training in MindBody Medicine.




  • What are the current trends?
  • When to offer a sexual health check and what should it look like?
  • Latest recommendations on HIV and syphilis
  • Prep for HIV
  • Post exposure prophylaxis – who and when?
  • New notifications system for STIs in new Zealand.


Take home messages

  • Routinely offer testing to those under 30 or based on their risk assessment.
  • Be aware of PReP.
  • Be aware of the new NZ STI notification system.





Nicky Perkins

Sexual Health Specialist

To contact Nicky Click here.




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