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Rapid HIV testing increases testing frequency among gay and bisexual men: a controlled before-after study.

Sex Health 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Rapid HIV testing was introduced at 12 clinics in New South Wales (NSW) for routine testing and promoted with social marketing. The effect of the availability of rapid HIV testing on testing frequency among gay and bisexual men (GBM) was evaluated. An observational design using patient data from 12 clinics was used. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18161DOI Listing

A snapshot of male sex worker health and wellbeing in Western Australia.

Sex Health 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

There is limited information available about the health and wellbeing of male sex workers in Australia and globally. This study therefore was conducted to survey male sex workers in Western Australia as part of a broader study investigating the health and safety of sex workers in Western Australia. Male sex workers were surveyed using a modified survey instrument that had been used in a study undertaken in 2006. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18166
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18166DOI Listing
April 2019
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Trends in diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease in an Australian sexual health clinic, 2002-16: before and after clinical audit feedback.

Sex Health 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

A 2006 Australian sexual health clinic audit of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) diagnosis rates found variability between doctors. Doctors were given audit feedback towards increasing diagnosis and reducing variability. The clinic implemented other improvements to increase capacity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18119DOI Listing
April 2019
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Labial paraffinoma in menopause women.

Sex Health 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Age-related changes in menopause women not only affect the physical appearance of the female external genitalia but also disrupt sexual functioning, for which many menopause women may require treatment to resolve these aesthetic problems or sexual dysfunction. Unfortunately, it is not infrequent that women seek non-medical solutions, including local injection of an unapproved agent into external genitalia, and it is extremely rare for it to be reported in literature. This case study reports on the experiences of treating two menopause women who had labial granuloma induced by local injection of paraffin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18203DOI Listing

Acceptability of self-collecting oropharyngeal swabs for sexually transmissible infection testing among men and women.

Sex Health 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

In 2016, the rate of USA gonorrhoea and chlamydia cases increased by 18.6% and 6.9% respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18209DOI Listing

Does including violent crime rates in ecological regression models of sexually transmissible infection rates improve model quality? Insights from spatial regression analyses.

Sex Health 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Violent crime rates are often correlated with the hard-to-measure social determinants of sexually transmissible infections (STIs). In this study, we examined whether including violent crime rate as an independent variable can improve the quality of ecological regression models of STIs. We obtained multiyear (2008-12) cross-sectional county-level data on violent crime and three STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis) from counties in all the contiguous states in the US (except Illinois and Florida, due to lack of data). Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH17221
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH17221DOI Listing
March 2019
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Factors associated with online sexually transmissible infection information seeking among young people in Malaysia: an observational study.

Sex Health 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

The Internet is an important resource of information about sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among young people. Little is known of the facilitators of online STI information seeking. This study aimed to identify the factors associated with online STI information seeking among youth in Malaysia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH17198DOI Listing
March 2019
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New digital media interventions for sexual health promotion among young people: a systematic review.

Sex Health 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

New digital media platforms (e.g. social networking sites, web pages and text messaging) have dramatically changed interpersonal communication and present novel opportunities for health interventions. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18127
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March 2019
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City of love: group sex is associated with risks for HIV and other sexually transmissible infections among gay and bisexual men in Paris, France.

Sex Health 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

This study explored the relationships between participation in group sex and risk for HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs). An anonymous online survey collected data from 580 gay and bisexual men using a mobile sex and dating application in Paris, France. Logistic regression analyses were conducted, which controlled for HIV status, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use and participants' sociodemographic characteristics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18181DOI Listing
March 2019
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Cross-sectional analysis of chemsex drug use and gonorrhoea diagnosis among men who have sex with men in the UK.

Sex Health 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Illicit drug use among men who have sex with men (MSM) has been associated with sexual risk and HIV. Less is documented about associations with other sexually transmissible infections (STIs). The aim of the present study was to determine whether the use of drugs commonly associated with chemsex is associated with increased risk of gonorrhoea among MSM. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18159DOI Listing
February 2019

Effect of an express testing service for gay and bisexual men on HIV testing frequency in Sydney, Australia: a cohort study.

Sex Health 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

HIV infection in gay and bisexually active men (GBM) is an international public health concern and increasing HIV testing frequency is an important prevention goal. In this study we assessed the effect of introducing the Xpress clinic on repeat HIV testing in high-risk GBM in Sydney, Australia. The study population consisted of higher-risk (>5 male partners in the preceding 3 months) HIV-negative GBM attending the Sydney Sexual Health Centre for HIV screening between 1 October 2009 and 31 December 2013 (12 months before Xpress was introduced and 3 years after). Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18083
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18083DOI Listing
February 2019
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Development of a targeted educational intervention to increase pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake among cisgender men and transgender individuals who have sex with men and use methamphetamine in Seattle (WA, USA).

Sex Health 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Cisgender men and transgender individuals who have sex with men (MSM/TG) and use methamphetamine are at elevated risk for HIV and have had limited pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake. The aim of this study was to quantify the knowledge and use of PrEP, identify barriers to PrEP use, and develop a targeted educational campaign to promote PrEP among MSM/TG who use methamphetamine. We conducted three consultations with peer educators of Project Needle and Sex Education Outreach Network (NEON) to develop and disseminate educational materials. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18060DOI Listing
February 2019

Acceptability and feasibility of sexually transmissible infection screening among pregnant women in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Sex Health 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Vietnam currently has no antenatal screening program for curable sexually transmissible infections (STIs). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of curable STIs, correlates of infections and assess the acceptability and feasibility of antenatal STI screening in Hanoi, Vietnam. A study involving 800 pregnant women visiting Ha Dong Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam from June 2016 to July 2017, was conducted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18041DOI Listing
February 2019
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Randomised controlled trial of a brief, clinic-based intervention to promote safer sex among young Black men who have sex with men: implications for pre-exposure prophylaxis-related counselling.

Sex Health 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

The aim of this study was to determine the 3-month efficacy of a single-session, clinic-based intervention promoting condom use for anal and oral sex among HIV-uninfected Black young men who have sex with men (YBMSM). A pre-post test randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducted from 2012 to 2015 using a 3-month period of observation. Recruitment and assessment occurred in sexually transmissible infection (STI) clinics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18156DOI Listing
February 2019
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Research participation provides adolescents and parents a launching pad for conversations.

Sex Health 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Little is known about whether adolescent participation in sexual health research prompts adolescents and parents to have conversations about sensitive topics. One year after being presented with a hypothetical microbicide safety study, 248 adolescent-parent dyads were asked about conversations they may have had after their initial study visit. Sixty-three per cent of adolescents and 82% of parents reported having a conversation about the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18195DOI Listing
January 2019
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Decision making over condom use during menses to avert sexually transmissible infections.

Sex Health 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that receptive partners in penile-vaginal intercourse (PVI) who exercise independent decision making over condom use during menses do so to avert sexually transmissible infection (STI) transmission or acquisition. Data were collected through a partnership with Clue, the industry-leading female health app. A brief web-based questionnaire was developed, translated into 10 languages, and made accessible via a URL link sent to Clue users and posted on social media. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18136DOI Listing
January 2019
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Provision of online HIV-related information to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: a health literacy-informed critical appraisal of Canadian agency websites.

Sex Health 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

HIV risk and prevention information is increasingly complex and poses challenges for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) seeking to find, understand and apply this information. A directed content analysis of Canadian HIV websites to see what information is provided, how it is presented and experienced by users, was conducted. Eligible sites provided information relevant for GBMSM on HIV risk or prevention, were from community or government agencies, and were aimed at the public. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18092DOI Listing
January 2019
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Enumerating the population eligible for funded HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in New Zealand.

Sex Health 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) became publicly funded in New Zealand (NZ) on 1 March 2018. PrEP could have a substantial population-level effect on HIV transmission if scaled up rapidly. An accurate estimate of the size of the PrEP-eligible population would guide implementation. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18058
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18058DOI Listing
January 2019
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Agreement between gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

Sex Health 2018 Dec 20. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Agreement between sexual behaviour recall measures among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM) in Vancouver, Canada was examined. Study participants were sexually active GBM aged ≥16 years recruited via respondent-driving sampling (RDS). Participants completed a computer-assisted self-interview survey, including individual-level period prevalence (last 6 months) and sexual event-level (last sex with each of the five most recent partners) measures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH17223DOI Listing
December 2018
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Associations between oral sex practices and frequent mouthwash use in men who have sex with men: implications for gonorrhoea prevention.

Sex Health 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Rates of gonorrhoea continue to rise among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Australia and worldwide. Recently, it has been proposed that oropharyngeal gonorrhoea may play a role in its onward transmission and that mouthwash use may be an effective intervention for gonorrhoea prevention and control. The objective of this study was to determine the association between specific oral sex practices and frequency of mouthwash use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18131DOI Listing
December 2018
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An automated, electronic, client-centred results delivery system saves time and improves workflow.

Sex Health 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Traditional result notification methods, such as telephone calls, return visits and individualised emails or Short Message Service (SMS) texts, can be time consuming and may not align with client preference. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of our clients that showed that many clients prefer negative results by SMS or email, with the option to call or attend in person for positive results. We developed an innovative result-robot module in the electronic medical record that reads the electronic result and, using predefined algorithms, determines which SMS or email result template to send to the client. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18100
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18100DOI Listing
December 2018
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Assessment of selected quality of life domains in patients who have undergone conservative or radical surgical treatment for penile cancer: an observational study.

Sex Health 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Surgery is the standard treatment for organ-restricted penile cancer, but it is also a disfiguring procedure that can profoundly affect quality of life. Using a survey, in this study we assessed the effect of different surgical invasiveness on satisfaction in selected life domains of patients who underwent penile-sparing surgery and partial penectomy. Forty patients who underwent penile-sparing surgery (n=13) or partial penectomy (n=27) were enrolled in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH17119DOI Listing
December 2018
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Early experience of implementing a national HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis service in Wales, United Kingdom 2017.

Sex Health 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was introduced in Sexual Health Services of the Welsh National Health Service (NHS Wales) in July 2017 as a 3-year pilot service. Data were collected through the pre-existing Sexual Health in Wales Surveillance System, to which codes were added to capture PrEP eligibility, outcome of offer of PrEP, reasons for declining and adherence. Eligibility categories were defined based on nationally agreed criteria: men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people at high risk of HIV acquisition; partners of HIV-positive individuals not known to be virally suppressed; and heterosexuals reporting condomless intercourse with a HIV-positive individual not known to be virally suppressed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18091DOI Listing
December 2018
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Factors associated with self-reported anal cancer screening history in men who have sex with men.

Sex Health 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at greater risk of developing anal cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) than the rest of the general population. Currently, there are no formal national guidelines in the US advising men how and when to get anal cancer screening. We sought to assess differences in demographics, familiarity and anxiety about anal cancer among men who report having had anal cancer screening (i. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18039
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18039DOI Listing
December 2018
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Awareness of and attitudes to sexually transmissible infections among gay men and other men who have sex with men in England: a qualitative study.

Sex Health 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) have increased over recent years among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in England and Wales. HIV diagnoses remain high in this group and men with diagnosed HIV are disproportionally affected by STIs. MSM are therefore a priority for health promotion efforts to reduce STIs. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18025
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18025DOI Listing
December 2018
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High uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) during early roll-out in Belgium: results from surveillance reports.

Sex Health 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Since 1 June 2017, oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could be prescribed and reimbursed in Belgium as prophylactic medication for people who are at increased risk of HIV acquisition. The aim of this study was to determine the uptake of daily and event-driven PrEP in Belgium during the first 9 months of roll-out. Routine aggregated data on the number of reimbursement requests and the number of boxes of Truvada (Gilead Sciences, Cambridge, UK) delivered for PrEP through the Belgian pharmacies were obtained from the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18071DOI Listing
November 2018
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Going global: the adoption of the World Health Organization's enabling recommendation on oral pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):489-500

World Health Organization, Headquarters, Avenue Appia 20, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland.

In September 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched evidence-based guidelines by recommending that any person at substantial HIV risk should be offered oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) as an additional prevention choice. Since 2017, PrEP medicines have also been listed in the WHO's Essential Medicines List, including TDF/emtricitabine (FTC) and TDF in combination with lamivudine (3TC). A descriptive policy review and analysis of countries adopting WHO's 2015 recommendation on oral PrEP was conducted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18125DOI Listing
November 2018
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Setting the scene, setting the targets. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS prevention targets of 2016 and estimating global pre-exposure prophylaxis targets.

Authors:
Rosalind Coleman

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):485-488

UNAIDS, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. Email.

Commitment to ambitious and time-bound targets for HIV interventions has been part of the response from the beginning of the HIV epidemic. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) HIV primary prevention workA is built on five pillars that include offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to population groups at substantial risk of HIV infection. After a slow start, countries are now setting coverage targets for PrEP, but the weakness of epidemiological, demographic and behavioural data at subnational level in many countries where there is a high burden of new HIV infections, makes it difficult to define the locations and populations where to offer PrEP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18147DOI Listing
November 2018
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Getting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the people: opportunities, challenges and examples of successful health service models of PrEP implementation.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):481-484

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with antiretrovirals could prevent millions of infections, yet effective strategies to get PrEP delivered are just being defined. This editorial introduces a series of 17 articles which form a special issue of Sexual Health focused on the opportunities and challenges for health service providers engaged in PrEP prescribing. All pieces presented here share useful lessons from PrEP pioneers; more than that, they should serve as catalysts to accelerate PrEP implementation around the world. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18182DOI Listing
November 2018
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Meet the Editors.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):i-iii

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SHv15n6_MeetEDDOI Listing
November 2018
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HIV knowledge, sexual health and sexual behaviour among Black and minority ethnic men who have sex with men in the UK: a cross-sectional study.

Sex Health 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Black and minority ethnic (BME) men who have sex with men (MSM) face a major burden in relation to HIV infection. Using a cross-sectional correlational survey design, the present study explored the relationships between HIV knowledge and reported sexual health and sexual behaviour in this population. A convenience sample of 538 BME MSM was recruited in London, Leicester and Leeds: 346 (64%) self-identified as South Asian, 88 (16%) self-identified as Latin American, 76 (14%) self-identified as Black, 13 (2%) self-identified as mixed, and 15 (3%) self-identified as other. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18032DOI Listing
November 2018
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Getting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the people: opportunities, challenges and emerging models of PrEP implementation.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):522-527

Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) is now accepted as an efficacious approach to preventing HIV acquisition among people at high risk of HIV infection but, in most places, PrEP uptake to date has not been sufficient to have a large effect on HIV incidence. In this paper we consider several key elements of the effort to expand PrEP uptake for at-risk populations who would benefit most, such as increasing access to PrEP, integrating PrEP programs with other services, promoting PrEP persistence and developing systems for monitoring PrEP use. We used a PrEP Continuum framework to describe barriers to equitable uptake of PrEP, and to illustrate possible solutions to barriers. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18103
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18103DOI Listing
November 2018
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Global and national guidance for the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis during peri-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):501-512

Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology, University of Washington, 325 Ninth Avenue Box 359927, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a well-established biomedical HIV prevention strategy and recommended to reduce HIV risk during peri-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Efforts are needed to translate global recommendations into national guidelines and implementation strategies. This article presents the current status of policy guidance for the use of PrEP during peri-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding, with a particular focus on high prevalence countries, including those in sub-Saharan Africa. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18067
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18067DOI Listing
November 2018
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Gonorrhoea gone wild: rising incidence of gonorrhoea and associated risk factors among gay and bisexual men attending Australian sexual health clinics.

Sex Health 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Gonorrhoea notifications continue to rise among gay and bisexual men in Australia and around the world. More information is needed on infection trends, accounting for testing and complimented by demographics and risk practices. A retrospective cohort analysis was undertaken using repeat gonorrhoea testing data among gay and bisexual men from 2010 to 2017, which was extracted from a network of 47 sexual health clinics across Australia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18097DOI Listing
November 2018
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A systematic review of the geospatial barriers to antiretroviral initiation, adherence and viral suppression among people living with HIV.

Sex Health 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

With the emergence of antiretroviral therapy (ART), Treatment as Prevention (TasP) has become the cornerstone of both HIV clinical care and HIV prevention. However, despite the efficacy of treatment-based programs and policies, structural barriers to ART initiation, adherence and viral suppression have the potential to reduce TasP effectiveness. These barriers have been studied using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18104
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18104DOI Listing
November 2018
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Pre-exposure prophylaxis rollout in a national public sector program: the Kenyan case study.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):578-586

Ministry of Health - Department of Preventive and Promotive Services, Cathedral Road, Nairobi, Kenya.

Background While advances have been made in HIV prevention and treatment, new HIV infections continue to occur. The introduction of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an additional HIV prevention option for those at high risk of HIV may change the landscape of the HIV epidemic, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, which bears the greatest HIV burden.

Methods: This paper details Kenya's experience of PrEP rollout as a national public sector program. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18090DOI Listing
November 2018
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Understanding and measuring uptake and coverage of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis delivery among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):513-521

FHI 360, 359 Blackwell Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701, USA.

In response to World Health Organization (WHO) guidance recommending oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for all individuals at substantial risk for HIV infection, significant investments are being made to expand access to oral PrEP globally, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Some have interpreted early monitoring reports from new programs delivering oral PrEP to adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) as suggestive of low uptake. However, a lack of common definitions complicates interpretation of oral PrEP uptake and coverage measures, because various indicators with different meanings and uses are used interchangeably. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18061
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18061DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429961PMC
November 2018
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PrEP Communications Accelerator: a digital demand creation tool for sub-Saharan Africa.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):570-577

FHI 360, Suite 200, 359 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701, USA.

Background Strategic communications are critical for successful market introduction of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This paper focuses on the OPTIONS Consortium's approach to developing the PrEP Communications Accelerator, a digital tool that provides communication strategies and tools for generating demand for PrEP across sub-Saharan Africa.

Methods: The PrEP Communications Accelerator was developed through needs assessment, communications landscape and gap analysis, market research and content development and testing. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18064
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18064DOI Listing
November 2018
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Implementation of a community pharmacy-based pre-exposure prophylaxis service: a novel model for pre-exposure prophylaxis care.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):556-561

Peter Shalit MD and Associates, 901 Boren Avenue, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.

Background National guidelines for the provision of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce a person's risk of acquiring HIV were made available in 2014. We created a pharmacist-managed HIV PrEP clinic in a community pharmacy setting at Kelley-Ross Pharmacy in Seattle, WA, USA.

Methods: The clinic operates under a collaborative drug therapy agreement based on these guidelines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18084DOI Listing
November 2018
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Getting pre-exposure prophylaxis to high-risk transgender women: lessons from Detroit, USA.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):562-569

Public Health - Seattle & King County, 401 5th Avenue, Suite 1250, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.

Background Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy, but it is unclear how best to deliver PrEP to key populations. Drawing upon a cross-sectional survey of transgender women (TW) in Detroit, USA, and experience of a PrEP clinic that serves this population, this manuscript describes the following: (1) the risk profile of Detroit TW; (2) the proportion of TW with at least one PrEP indication; and (3) perceptions of and experiences with PrEP among TW in Detroit.

Methods: Between August 2017 and March 2018, 126 TW completed an online PrEP survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18063DOI Listing
November 2018
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Physicians' preparedness for pre-exposure prophylaxis: results of an online survey in Belgium.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):606-611

Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.

Background Physicians have a crucial role in the implementation and scale up of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The objective of this study is to examine Belgian physicians' PrEP knowledge, concerns, acceptance and their willingness to prescribe PrEP.

Methods: A cross-sectional online survey was conducted between March and June 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18072DOI Listing
November 2018
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Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART): from point-of-care test to ART at a peer-led community-based testing site in Sydney.

Sex Health 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

The effect of performing baseline HIV investigations (BLHIVI) at the time of a reactive HIV point-of-care test in the pathway to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in a community setting has not been described. In this study, 67 men newly diagnosed with HIV across three service models were analysed. The median time to ART was 30, 29. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18094DOI Listing
November 2018
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A systematic evaluation of mobile apps to improve the uptake of and adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):587-594

Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, 2004 Mowry Road, PO Box 100231, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.

Background Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, has been shown to be effective at reducing the risk of HIV infection, yet persons at-risk for acquiring HIV exhibit suboptimal uptake of and adherence to this prevention modality. Although PrEP use among all at-risk groups is low, mobile apps have been shown to increase the use of PrEP; however, it is unknown whether currently available apps have been designed with features to facilitate PrEP uptake and adherence.

Methods: The Google Play store and Apple App store were systematically searched for currently available PrEP-related apps. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18120
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18120DOI Listing
November 2018
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Aiming for 90-90-90 - the importance of understanding the risk factors for HIV exposure and advanced HIV infection in migrant populations and other groups who do not report male-to-male sex.

Sex Health 2018 Oct 15. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

In Australia, new HIV diagnoses increasingly occur among people who do not report male-to-male sex. Among migrants, it is not clear what proportion acquired infection before migration. Similarly, among Australian-born people, it is not clear what proportion acquired infection in-country. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH17192DOI Listing
October 2018
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Project ECHO: telementoring to educate and support prescribing of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis by community medical providers.

Sex Health 2018 Nov;15(6):601-605

University of Washington Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.

Background Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective tool to prevent HIV infection for at-risk individuals, but access requires medical providers to be aware of and comfortable with prescribing PrEP. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) was started to support hepatitis C virus treatment in rural New Mexico, but has since expanded to train health practitioners to treat other medical conditions in other locations.

Methods: In 2012, a Project ECHO telehealth program was launched to mentor community HIV practitioners in our region. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18062
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November 2018
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Reliability and validity of a Turkish version of the Sexual Quality of Life - Male questionnaire: a methodological study.

Sex Health 2018 Oct 8. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

The aim of this methodological study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Sexual Quality of Life - Male (SQoL-M) questionnaire translated and adapted to measure the sexual quality of life of men in Turkey and Northern Cyprus. To assess the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the SQoL-M questionnaire, in January and February 2017 we formed a sample of 128 men from Ankara, Turkey, and Girne, Northern Cyprus, to complete the questionnaire. Two weeks later, 65 of these men completed the questionnaire during a retest. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=SH18074
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October 2018
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Baseline characteristics of gay and bisexual men in a HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis demonstration project with equity quotas in Auckland, New Zealand.

Sex Health 2018 Oct 2. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

In New Zealand, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should target gay and bisexual men (GBM), and equity is an important principle. Baseline characteristics of GBM offered PrEP in a demonstration project with an enrolment quota of 50% non-Europeans are described. An open-label, single-arm treatment evaluation study design ('NZPrEP') was used. Read More

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October 2018
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Premarital sexual behaviour among higher secondary students in Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City Nepal.

Sex Health 2018 Oct 2. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Sexual behaviour of young people is one of the major public health issues. This is because adolescent people may involve themselves in risky sexual behaviour such as practising sex at an early age, having multiple sexual partners, having sex while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and unprotected sexual behaviours. The objective of this study was to explore the premarital sexual behaviours among higher secondary school students in Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City. Read More

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October 2018
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