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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330310/social-determinants-of-community-level-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-coverage-in-a-school-based-vaccination-programme
#1
Stephen Jean, Malak Elshafei, Alison Buttenheim
OBJECTIVE: To assess social patterns in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage in a school-based, government-funded vaccination programme located within a single-payer universal healthcare system. DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of HPV vaccine uptake data for the 2013-2014 school year for 131 local authorities in England, and then evaluated the association between vaccine uptake and socioeconomic status at the aggregate level. DATA SOURCES: HPV vaccination coverage data from Public Health England's vaccine uptake guidance and the UK's March 2011 Census...
January 12, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326179/mixed-methods-evaluation-of-a-novel-online-sti-results-service
#2
Jo Gibbs, Catherine R H Aicken, Lorna J Sutcliffe, Voula Gkatzidou, Laura J Tickle, Kate Hone, S Tariq Sadiq, Pam Sonnenberg, Claudia S Estcourt
OBJECTIVES: Evidence on optimal methods for providing STI test results is lacking. We evaluated an online results service, developed as part of an eSexual Health Clinic (eSHC). METHODS: We evaluated the online results service using a mixed-methods approach within large exploratory studies of the eSHC. Participants were chlamydia- positive and negative users of online postal self-sampling services in six National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) areas and chlamydia-positive patients from two genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics between 21 July 2014 and 13 March 2015...
January 11, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326178/impact-of-replacing-cytology-with-human-papillomavirus-testing-for-cervical-cancer-screening-on-the-prevalence-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-a-modelling-study
#3
Ben B Hui, Caitlin P Reulein, Rebecca J Guy, Basil Donovan, Jane S Hocking, Matthew G Law, David G Regan
OBJECTIVES: Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is the most common curable STI worldwide and is associated with increased risk of HIV acquisition and serious reproductive morbidities. The prevalence of TV infection is very low in Australian cities, and this is thought to be at least partly due to incidental detection and treatment of TV in women participating in the cervical cytology screening programme. In 2017, the national cervical screening programme will transition to a new model based on testing for high-risk (HR) human papillomavirus (HPV), with a reduced frequency and commencement at an older age...
January 11, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326177/stis-in-sex-partners-notified-for-chlamydia-exposure-implications-for-expedited-partner-therapy
#4
Fleur van Aar, Birgit H B van Benthem, Ingrid V F van den Broek, Hannelore M Götz
OBJECTIVES: Expedited partner therapy (EPT) may reduce chlamydia reinfection rates. However, the disadvantages of EPT for chlamydia include missing the opportunity to test for other STIs and unnecessary use of antibiotics among non-infected partners. As part of a larger study that investigated the feasibility of EPT in the Netherlands, we explored the frequency of STI among a potential EPT target population of chlamydia-notified heterosexual men and women attending STI clinics for testing...
January 11, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306870/gender-differences-in-the-well-being-of-patients-diagnosed-with-chlamydia-trachomatis-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Nirina Andersson, Helena Carré, Urban Janlert, Jens Boman, Elisabet Nylander
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate how an infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) influenced patients' well-being and whether there were differences due to gender, age or relationship status, in an effort to strengthen preventive measures and provide better healthcare for patients with CT. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with CT in the county of Västerbotten, Sweden, were asked to fill out a questionnaire about their feelings, thoughts and actions after CT diagnosis...
January 6, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273590/bashh-hiv-and-blood-borne-virus-specialist-interest-group
#6
Tristan J Barber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247013/whole-genome-sequencing-reveals-transmission-of-gonococcal-antibiotic-resistance-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-an-observational-study
#7
Jason C Kwong, Eric P F Chow, Kerrie Stevens, Timothy P Stinear, Torsten Seemann, Christopher K Fairley, Marcus Y Chen, Benjamin P Howden
OBJECTIVES: Drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae are now a global public health threat. Direct transmission of antibiotic-resistant gonococci between individuals has been proposed as a driver for the increased transmission of resistance, but direct evidence of such transmission is limited. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has superior resolution to investigate outbreaks and disease transmission compared with traditional molecular typing methods such as multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and N...
December 15, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242195/key-programme-science-lessons-from-an-hiv-prevention-learning-site-for-sex-workers-in-mombasa-kenya
#8
Leigh M McClarty, Parinita Bhattacharjee, Shajy Isac, Faran Emmanuel, Japheth Kioko, Margaret Njiraini, Peter Gichangi, Clifford Duncan Okoth, Janet Musimbi-Mbole, James F Blanchard, Stephen Moses, Helgar Muysyoki, Marissa L Becker
OBJECTIVES: In 2013, Kenya's National AIDS and STI Control Programme established a Learning Site (LS) in Mombasa County to support and strengthen capacity for HIV prevention programming within organisations working with sex workers. A defining feature of LS was the use of a Programme Science approach throughout its development and implementation. We provide an overview of the key components of LS, present findings from 23 months of programme monitoring data, and highlight key Programme Science lessons from its implementation and monitoring...
December 14, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223972/intravaginal-boric-acid-is-it-an-alternative-therapeutic-option-for-vaginal-trichomoniasis
#9
Nicola Thorley, Jonathan Ross
OBJECTIVES: Trichomoniasis, caused by Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), is the most common curable sexually transmitted infection worldwide. Current guidance in the UK is to treat TV with a nitroimidazole antibiotic. The high prevalence of TV, high rate of antibiotic resistance and limited tolerability to nitroimidazoles suggest that alternative treatment regimens are needed. Intravaginal boric acid (BA) has been used safely for the treatment of candida vulvovaginitis and bacterial vaginosis, and in vitro studies suggest BA is active against TV...
December 9, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203577/hiv-and-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-epidemiological-synergy-misguided-observational-evidence-a-modelling-study
#10
Ryosuke Omori, Nico Nagelkerke, Laith J Abu-Raddad
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether observational studies of HIV and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infections have the capacity to assess the HIV/HSV-2 epidemiological synergy. METHODS: An individual-based Monte Carlo model was used to simulate HIV/HSV-2 epidemics in two scenarios: no HIV/HSV-2 biological interaction and HSV-2 seropositivity enhancing HIV acquisition. Cross-sectional observational studies were simulated by sampling individuals from the population to assess resulting crude and adjusted ORs of the HIV/HSV-2 association...
December 4, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191816/clinical-factors-associated-with-syphilis-concordance-in-men-in-sexual-partnerships-a-cross-sectional-couples-study
#11
Janet M Towns, Sarah Huffam, Eric P F Chow, Ian Denham, Lei Zhang, Andrea Ryan, Clare Elizabeth Bellhouse, Melanie Bissessor, Catriona S Bradshaw, Tiffany Phillips, Stephen Graves, Christopher K Fairley, Marcus Y Chen
BACKGROUND: Syphilis infections continue to increase among men who have sex with men (MSM) in many countries, with rates often higher among HIV-positive MSM. There is limited understanding of the risk and determinants of syphilis transmission between men. We aimed to examine the concordance of early syphilis infection between male sexual partners and clinical factors associated with transmission. METHODS: Men attending Melbourne Sexual Health Centre with their male partners, where at least one was diagnosed with early syphilis, were identified from linkage of partner records between March 2011 and April 2016...
November 30, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191815/sexual-relationships-intimate-partner-violence-and-sti-partner-notification-in-cape-town-south-africa-an-observational-study
#12
Catherine Mathews, Moira O Kalichman, Ria Laubscher, Cameron Hutchison, Koena Nkoko, Mark Lurie, Seth C Kalichman
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify individual and sexual partnership characteristics associated with partner notification (PN) among people with STI. We hypothesised that PN would be less likely in more casual sexual partnerships and in partnerships with intimate partner violence (IPV). METHODS: We conducted an observational study among the first 330 patients with STI enrolled in a trial of a behavioural intervention to reduce STI incidence, at a clinic in a poor, Cape Town community...
November 30, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191814/individual-and-partnership-factors-associated-with-anticipated-versus-actual-partner-notification-following-sti-diagnosis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-or-with-transgender-women-in-lima-peru
#13
Hannan M Braun, Eddy R Segura, Jordan E Lake, Monica Gandhi, Jessica Rios, Manuel V Villaran, Jorge Sanchez, Javier R Lama, Jesse L Clark
OBJECTIVES: A detailed understanding of intentions and practices related to partner notification (PN) following STI diagnosis can improve control strategies. We assessed participant-level and partner-level factors guiding notification behaviour among men who have sex with men and/or with transgender women (MSM-TW) in Lima, Peru, including discordances between anticipated and actual notification. METHODS: Men newly diagnosed with gonorrhoea, chlamydia and/or syphilis between 2012 and 2014 reported recent partners' characteristics, anticipated PN practices, and actual PN outcomes following diagnosis...
November 30, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180538/prevalence-and-sociodemographic-correlates-of-cervicovaginal-human-papillomavirus-hpv-carriage-in-a-cross-sectional-multiethnic-community-based-female-asian-population
#14
Su Pei Khoo, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy, Siew Hwei Yap, Mohd Khairul Anwar Shafii, Nazrilla Hairizan Nasir, Jerome Belinson, ShriDevi Subramaniam, Pik Pin Goh, Ming Zeng, Hong Dong Tan, Patti Gravitt, Yin Ling Woo
OBJECTIVES: Cervical cancer is a largely preventable disease, and the strategic implementation of a cervical cancer prevention programme is partly dependent on the impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection interpreted within the context of the country's sociodemographic attributes. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of cervicovaginal HPV infection among a healthy, community-based, multiethnic Malaysian population. The HPV prevalence was subsequently correlated to the individual's sociodemographics and sexual/reproductive history...
November 27, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180537/a-cross-sectional-study-examining-associations-between-substance-use-frequency-problematic-use-and-stis-among-youth-living-with-hiv
#15
Kristi E Gamarel, Sharon Nichols, Christopher W Kahler, Andrew O Westfall, Michelle A Lally, Craig M Wilson
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine the prevalence of STIs and whether substance use frequency and/or problematic use-specifically alcohol, marijuana and other drugs-was associated with having an STI diagnosis among youth living with HIV (YLWH) METHODS: A sample of 823 YLWH were recruited at 14 adolescent HIV clinics through the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV Interventions. Study staff abstracted STI data from medical records for up to 26 weeks prior to participants' completing a cross-sectional survey including the ASSIST (Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test), which measures substance use frequency and consequences...
November 27, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175899/prospective-cohort-study-showing-persistent-hsv-2-shedding-in-women-with-genital-herpes-2-years-after-acquisition
#16
Meena Ramchandani, Stacy Selke, Amalia Magaret, Gail Barnum, Meei-Li Wu Huang, Lawrence Corey, Anna Wald
OBJECTIVES: Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is a prevalent infection with great variability in clinical and virological manifestations among individuals. This prospective cohort study aims to evaluate the natural history of HSV-2 reactivation in the genital area in the same group of women over time. METHODS: Eighteen immunocompetent HSV-2 seropositive women were evaluated for viral shedding for 70 consecutive days within a median of 8 months (range 1-24 months) of HSV-2 acquisition and again approximately 2...
November 25, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162727/measuring-and-understanding-the-attitudes-of-australian-gay-and-bisexual-men-towards-biomedical-hiv-prevention-using-cross-sectional-data-and-factor-analyses
#17
Anna L Wilkinson, Bridget L Draper, Alisa E Pedrana, Jason Asselin, Martin Holt, Margaret E Hellard, Mark Stoove
INTRODUCTION: Contemporary responses to HIV embrace biomedical prevention, particularly treatment as prevention (TasP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). However, large-scale implementation of biomedical prevention should be ideally preceded by assessments of their community acceptability. We aimed to understand contemporary attitudes of gay and bisexual men (GBM) in Australia towards biomedical-based HIV prevention and propose a framework for their measurement and ongoing monitoring...
November 21, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133524/hpv-vaccination-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-ireland-gps-awareness-and-vaccination-rates
#18
LETTER
Diarmaid Scully, Niamh Irving, Miriam Daly, Aisling Ní Shúilleabháin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133523/sampling-technique-and-detection-rates-of-oropharyngeal-and-anorectal-gonorrhoea-using-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#19
Tim Z T Yang, Marcus Y Chen, Tim R H Read, Robert Needleman, Catriona S Bradshaw, Ria Fortune, Christopher K Fairley, Eric P F Chow
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the associations between clinicians' self-reported sampling technique and the detection rate of gonorrhoea at the oropharynx and anorectum using a highly sensitive nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). METHODS: We analysed oropharyngeal and anorectal gonorrhoea swab results among men who have sex with men attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) between March 2015 and December 2016. Swabs were tested by NAAT using the Aptima Combo 2 transcription-mediated amplification assay due to its high sensitivity...
November 13, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118203/condom-use-behaviour-among-people-living-with-hiv-a-seven-country-community-based-participatory-research-in-the-asia-pacific-region
#20
Keshab Deuba, Verena Kohlbrenner, Sushil Koirala, Anna Mia Ekström
OBJECTIVES: We examined the prevalence of inconsistent condom use and its correlates among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Asia-Pacific region. METHODS: Between 1 October 2012 and 31 May 2013, a total of 7843 PLHIV aged 18-50 years were recruited using targeted and venue-based sampling in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Vietnam. Logistic regression was used to explore the association between condom use behaviour and demographics, social support, stigma and discrimination and various health-related variables...
November 8, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
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