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OBJECTIVE To assess user preferences for different aspects of sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing services. DESIGN A discrete choice experiment. SETTING 14 centres offering tests for STIs in East Sussex, England. PARTICIPANTS People testing for STIs. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE (Adjusted) ORs in relation to preferred service characteristics. (More)
OBJECTIVES To establish which aspects of sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing services are important to STI testing service users. METHODS 10 focus groups consisting of previous or existing users of STI testing services were conducted in community settings in the south east of England. Groups were quota sampled based on age, gender and sexual(More)
OBJECTIVES An increasing proportion of people living with HIV are older adults, who may require specialized care. Adverse physical and psychological effects of HIV infection may be greatest among older people or those who have lived longer with HIV. METHODS The ASTRA study is a cross-sectional questionnaire study of 3258 HIV-diagnosed adults (2248 men who(More)
INTRODUCTION While the care of HIV-positive patients, including the detection and management of comorbidities, has historically been provided in HIV specialist outpatient clinics, recent years have seen a greater involvement of non-HIV specialists and general practitioners (GPs). The aim of this study is to determine whether patients would prefer to see(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess preferences among students for sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing services, with a view to establishing strength of preference for different service attributes. DESIGN Online discrete choice experiment (DCE) questionnaire. SETTING South East of England. PARTICIPANTS A convenience sample of 233 students from two(More)
OBJECTIVES Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at risk of genital warts and anal cancer due to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. This study explores MSMs' perceptions of HPV and HPV vaccination prior to the introduction of this programme. DESIGN Focus groups and one-to-one interviews with self-identified MSM were conducted between November 2014 and(More)
BACKGROUND Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) following sexual exposure to HIV has been recommended as a method of preventing HIV infection in the UK. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are the group most affected by HIV in the UK and their sexual risk taking behaviour is reported to be increasing. One-to-one behavioural interventions, such as motivational(More)
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