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Rapid Testing, Guiding Treatment

Precise is a research study based in England focused on developing rapid point-of-care tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including antibiotic resistance tests

These new tests may radically change the way NHS sexual health services work by offering patients faster results and individual treatment options for infections.

Before we finalise the design we want you to have your say so we can figure out the best way to design these new tests.

Find out more about this research

If you want information on finding sexual health services in England, or if you just want some sexual health advice we’ve got that covered too. When you’re done browsing come back here to get involved with Precise.


Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance happens naturally, but overprescribing and incorrect use of antibiotics has accelerated the spread of resistance. Increases in antibiotic resistance means that infections that were once easy to treat are becoming increasingly difficult to cure. Read more to find out what the Precise group microbiologists have to say about antibiotic resistance.


The new tests

The Precise study group includes diagnostic technology experts at Atlas Genetics. These experts are developing point-of-care tests (or, POCTs). Point-of-care tests are defined as medical diagnostic tests that are performed where the patient is receiving care. Read more to find out about the Atlas Genetics io system and the tests being developed..

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Sexual health resources

Are you looking for accurate information on sexual health? Do you want to find your local sexual health service options? The Precise team clinical and public health experts have scoured the web to find sexual health information for you. Read more to check out our list of links on sexual health.


The PRECISE study has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation (NIHR i4i) Programme (Ref: II-LB-0214-20005). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.