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The aim of this project is to optimise screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the asymptomatic population. The Drassanes – Vall d’Hebron STI Unit, together with the Microbiology Laboratory, is the leading centre in Catalonia for the screening and treatment of this type of pathology, receiving around forty thousand visits per year.
The Drassanes Exprés programme provides a rapid response to demand, avoids overloading of the service and makes it easier for the vulnerable population to receive a rapid diagnosis and early treatment.
This programme has created a new fast-track HIV and STI screening service that uses state-of-the-art ICT and molecular biology technologies. It also provides easy access for asymptomatic and vulnerable users, which helps improve the efficiency of the system and reduce saturation in public health care centres.
This innovative project in the treatment and diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a continuation of the pilot project launched in 2016. It is included as one of the strategic lines of the 2016-2020 Health Plan of the Regional Government of Catalonia and is subsidised by the European FEDER funds.
How does the rapid circuit work?
Users have direct access to the circuit, without needing to visit their GP first.
If you want to read more information about the rapid circuit, you may visit the Drassanes Express Department page.
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