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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444747/hiv-susceptibility-among-clients-of-female-sex-workers-in-indonesia-a-qualitative-inquiry
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Lillian Mwanri, Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Christina Yeni Kustanti, Atik Ambarwati, Maria Silvia Merry
Background: The spread of HIV infection among men in Indonesia continues to increase every year. Clients of female sex workers (FSWs) are a group at higher risk of acquiring HIV infection due to their frequent engagement in sexual acts with sex workers. This study aimed to identify factors of susceptibility to HIV infection among clients of FSWs. Methods: A qualitative inquiry using one-on-one in-depth interviews was conducted in the Belu and Malaka districts of Indonesia from January to April 2017. The study participants (n =42) were the clients of FSWs recruited using the snowball sampling technique...
February 15, 2018: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444746/using-marijuana-drinking-alcohol-or-a-combination-of-both-the-association-of-marijuana-alcohol-and-sexual-risk-behaviour-among-adolescents
#2
Erik D Storholm, Brett A Ewing, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Bradley D Stein, Lisa S Meredith, William G Shadel, Elizabeth J D'Amico
Background: Although the association between alcohol use and sexual risk behaviour has been well-documented, there is little understanding of whether marijuana use alone or combining marijuana with alcohol use contributes to sexual risk behaviour among adolescents. Methods: A diverse sample of sexually active adolescents (n = 616) aged 12-18 years (50.32% Hispanic; 31.17% Black) completed a survey on alcohol use, marijuana use and sexual risk behaviour during a visit to a primary care clinic. Results: Adolescents were more likely to report having had two or more sexual partners in the past 3 months if they reported using both alcohol and marijuana (OR=3...
February 15, 2018: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402378/chemsex-case-study-is-it-time-to-recommend-routine-screening-of-sexualised-drug-use-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#3
Mark O'Reilly
This case discusses a gay male participating in sexualised drug use. It raises several important issues and strengthens the case for routine screening for sexualised drug use in men who have sex with men so that healthcare professionals can provide better-informed and higher-quality health care to this population.
February 6, 2018: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402377/towards-a-continuum-of-care-concerning-chemsex-issues
#4
Ingrid Bakker, Leon Knoops
In response to the apparent rise in chemsex in the Netherlands Mainline Foundation interviewed 27 MSM about their crystal meth use and/or experience with injecting in a sexual context. These men were interviewed about their motivation for methamphetamine use, their sexual risk-taking behaviour, methods and context of their drug use, and their information- and care needs. In 2015 this resulted in the status report Tina and Slamming: MSM, Crystal Meth Use and Intravenous Drug Use in a Sexual Context. Following the publication of this report Mainline foundation has been offering harm-reduction intervention for MSM and promoting the development of a continuum of care by building networks, training professionals and investing in advocacy...
February 6, 2018: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321097/towards-a-supportive-policy-and-commissioning-environment-for-chemsex-in-england
#5
Monty Moncrieff
The use of drugs in sexual settings among gay men (colloquially referred to as 'chemsex') was first observed in services supporting gay men in London in the late 2000s. A decade on and it now features as a policy issue in the UK Government's latest Drug Strategy, with several actions to support a health system response. However, reaching this point has been a slow and challenging process and much remains to be done to facilitate an environment in which evidence-based chemsex interventions can be delivered. With a view to informing the development of policies and services in other contexts, this case report examines the initiatives that have driven a response to chemsex and contributed to policy development in England and highlights remaining challenges to effective service provision...
January 11, 2018: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321096/chemsex-as-edgework-towards-a-sociological-understanding
#6
Ford Hickson
Sexual sessions between men, organised through mobile technologies and combined with stimulants intended to extend and intensify the session have been reified into the phenomena of 'chemsex'. Understanding chemsex requires multiple levels of analysis and interpretation. This paper considers chemsex through the lens of edgework, a sociological category for voluntary risk taking identified in 1990 by Stephen Lyng. Edgework activities involve a clear and present danger to the self, intense emotions and sensations and an opportunity to exercise specialist skills...
January 11, 2018: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321095/sexual-content-in-video-games-an-analysis-of-the-entertainment-software-rating-board-classification-from-1994-to-2013
#7
Dèsirée Vidaña-Pérez, Ariela Braverman-Bronstein, Ana Basto-Abreu, Inti Barrientos-Gutierrez, Rainer Hilscher, Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutierrez
Background: Video games are widely used by children and adolescents and have become a significant source of exposure to sexual content. Despite evidence of the important role of media in the development of sexual attitudes and behaviours, little attention has been paid to monitor sexual content in video games. Methods: Data was obtained about sexual content and rating for 23722 video games from 1994 to 2013 from the Entertainment Software Rating Board database; release dates and information on the top 100 selling video games was also obtained...
January 11, 2018: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29268075/intensive-sex-partying-with-gamma-hydroxybutyrate-factors-associated-with-using-gamma-hydroxybutyrate-for-chemsex-among-australian-gay-and-bisexual-men-results-from-the-flux-study
#8
Mohamed A Hammoud, Adam Bourne, Lisa Maher, Fengyi Jin, Bridget Haire, Toby Lea, Louisa Degenhardt, Jeffrey Grierson, Garrett Prestage
Background: Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) use among gay and bisexual men (GBM) has increased in recent years. It is commonly cited as a sexual-enhancement drug. There is, however, little evidence for factors associated with GHB use or the consequences of its use among GBM. Aim: Factors associated with GHB use, its relationship to sexual risk behaviour, and the contexts, consequences, and motivations for its use were examined. Methods: The Following Lives Undergoing Change (Flux) Study is an online prospective observational study of Australian GBM...
December 22, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29268074/gay-men-s-chemsex-survival-stories
#9
Vivienne Smith, Fiona Tasker
Background: Chemsex (the combined use of drugs and sexual experiences) by men who have sex with men is associated with the transmission of sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses, but psychosocial factors associated with chemsex engagement and remission remain unidentified. In the present study we considered how do gay men self-identify a chemsex problem and remain chemsex free? Methods: Using a life course perspective, the present qualitative interview study examined participants' reflections to discern pathways in and out of chemsex engagement...
December 22, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29268073/sexual-transmission-of-zika-virus-a-literature-review
#10
Miranda Sherley, Chong-Wei Ong
Zika virus is an emerging health threat worldwide. A member of the yellow fever virus family, it is primarily spread by mosquitoes of the Aedes (Stegomyia) genus. Unusually for a mosquito-borne virus, sexual spread has also been reported; with cases of male-to-female, female-to-male and male-to-male sexual transmission all now published in the scientific literature, in both symptomatic and asymptomatic infection. Female-to-female sexual transmission has not yet been reported, but is biologically plausible. The extent of the effect of sexual transmission on the spread of Zika virus around the world is not well-characterised, but has particular relevance to travellers to and from non-endemic regions, and assisted reproduction services...
December 22, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262985/age-differences-in-attitudes-toward-safer-sex-practices-in-heterosexual-men-using-an-australian-internet-dating-service
#11
Yan Cheng, Kevin McGeechan, Deborah Bateson, Todd Ritter, Edith Weisberg, Mary Stewart
Background: This cross-sectional study investigated sexually transmissible infection (STI) knowledge, safer sex attitudes and behaviours of sexually active, heterosexual men using an Internet dating service, and explored factors associated with protective attitudes. Methods: An anonymous online survey was sent to men who had logged onto an Internet dating service within the previous year. Factors associated with discussing STIs before sex and condom use intention with a new partner were analysed. Results: In total, 2339 responses were analysed...
December 21, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262291/diagnosis-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-trichomonas-vaginalis-and-mycoplasma-genitalium-an-observational-study-of-testing-patterns-prevalence-and-co-infection-rates-in-northern-new-zealand
#12
Arlo Upton, Liselle Bissessor, Peter Lowe, Xiaoying Wang, Gary McAuliffe
Background: This study sought to determine community prevalence, epidemiology and testing patterns for sexually transmissible infections (STI) in northern New Zealand. Methods: A total of 2643 samples submitted for STI testing between 26 November 2015 and 7 December 2015 underwent analysis by Aptima Combo 2 (Hologic, San Diego, CA, USA), Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) assays. Results were analysed by patient demographics. Results: Four hundred and eleven pathogens were detected from 359 patients, with Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), TV, and MG detected in 178 (6...
December 21, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212590/concordance-between-monetary-and-sexual-delay-discounting-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#13
Jeb Jones, Jodie L Guest, Patrick S Sullivan, Michael R Kramer, Samuel M Jenness, Jessica M Sales
Background: Delay discounting has been found to be associated with numerous health-related outcomes, including risky sexual behaviour. To date, it is unclear whether delay discounting measured in different domains is associated within individuals. The goal of this study was to assess the concordance of monetary and sexual delay discounting in men who have sex with men. Methods: Participants completed an online survey, including the Monetary Choice Questionnaire and the Sexual Discounting Task. Linear regression models were used to assess the association between monetary and sexual discount rates...
December 7, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212588/comparisons-of-vaginal-flora-patterns-among-sexual-behaviour-groups-of-women-implications-for-the-pathogenesis-of-bacterial-vaginosis
#14
Kristin M Olson, Louis J Boohaker, Jane R Schwebke, Stella Aslibekyan, Christina A Muzny
Background: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal discharge. The objective was to compare the prevalence of BV by Nugent score among African-American women who have sex with women (WSW) and women who have sex with women and men (WSWM) compared with an age-matched group of women who have sex with men (WSM). Secondary objectives were to correlate low versus high Nugent scores with vaginal symptoms among women with BV and to correlate BV diagnosis with sexual practices. Methods: A secondary analysis of clinical and laboratory data from African-American WSW (n=73) and WSWM (n=68) participating in the Women's Sexual Health Project (August 2011-October 2013) and a 3:1 age-matched group of African-American WSM participating in the Longitudinal Study of Vaginal Flora (August 1999-February 2002) at a sexually transmissible infection clinic (n=423) was performed...
December 7, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132501/low-education-levels-are-associated-with-early-age-of-sexual-debut-drug-use-and-risky-sexual-behaviours-among-young-indigenous-australians
#15
Handan Wand, Joanne Bryant, Heather Worth, Marian Pitts, John M Kaldor, Dea Delaney-Thiele, James Ward
Background: Earlier age at sexual debut is associated with drug and alcohol use, risky sexual behaviours and sexually transmissible infections (STI). Methods: In the present study, 2320 young Indigenous Australians were surveyed. Results: Most study participants had sex for the first time when they were 14 years or younger (79% and 67% for males and females respectively). More than 80% of participants were categorised as being in the high-risk category for the combined sexual risk factors (i.e. not using condoms, drunk or high at last sexual act, or three or more sexual partners in the past year)...
November 14, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190453/table-of-contents
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November 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050552/sexual-health-and-students-the-pathways-travelled-by-those-with-sexual-health-concerns
#17
Georgia Freeman, Lucy Watchirs Smith, Anna McNulty, Basil Donovan
The aim of this study was to identify the type of research (Internet, phone lines, friends, family, media or medical journal) undertaken by university students with sexual health concerns, and the effect this research had on their healthcare-seeking behaviour. The Internet was the most common (46%) first point of call for health information, closely followed by doctors (40%). Of those who undertook extra research, the majority subsequently went to a doctor. Health practitioners need to be aware of this tendency for independent research...
October 20, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021080/substantial-increase-in-yield-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-testing-2008-2013-at-a-sydney-metropolitan-sexual-health-clinic-an-observational-study
#18
Preethi Rajagopal, Sian L Goddard, David J Templeton
Background: A substantial increase in gonorrhoea notifications in New South Wales has been observed in recent years. Methods: We assessed yield of testing and characteristics of those diagnosed with gonorrhoea from January 2008 to December 2013 at RPA Sexual Health in the inner-west of Sydney. Yield was defined as the proportion of testing occasions which were positive for gonorrhoea. Generalised estimating equations were used to calculate trends in yield over time. Results: During the 6-year study period, 6456 individuals (4308 males, 2124 females, 24 transgender individuals) were tested on 12799 occasions; this included 2441 gay and bisexual men (GBM) who were tested on 6945 occasions...
October 12, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021079/blood-borne-virus-transmission-in-an-urban-culturally-diverse-neighbourhood-results-from-a-cross-sectional-bio-behavioural-survey-using-innovative-outreach-methods-in-a-hard-to-reach-population
#19
Elizabeth Peach, Shelley Cogger, Kat Byron, Penny Francis, Daniel O'Keefe, Peter Higgs, Mark Stoove, Kasey Elmore, Paul Dietze, Margaret Hellard
Background: Following a HIV outbreak among Aboriginal people in a culturally diverse inner-city suburb of Melbourne, a blood-borne virus (BBV) screening program was conducted to inform public health interventions to prevent transmission and facilitate timely diagnosis and linkage to care. Methods: In August-September 2014, community health workers recruited people who inject drugs (PWID) from a local needle and syringe program. Participants were tested for hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), HIV and syphilis and completed a bio-behavioural questionnaire...
October 12, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021078/sexual-dys-functioning-is-related-to-drive-for-thinness-not-drive-for-muscularity
#20
Anandi Alperin, Fiona K Barlow
Background: Negative body image can result in sexual dysfunction for both women and men. Drive for thinness, drive for muscularity and drive for leanness have all been associated with poor body image. However, research to date has not examined which is the strongest predictor of sexual problems in each gender. Methods: The present study used measures of drive for muscularity and drive for thinness simultaneously to predict sexual functioning in both genders. Participants (n=519) completed measures of drive for thinness, drive for muscularity, sexual esteem, sexual assertiveness, discomfort exposing their bodies during sex and genital satisfaction...
October 12, 2017: Sexual Health
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