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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)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND; The rate of new HIV infections in the UK continues to rise, with one-quarter of cases undiagnosed. Opt-out HIV testing - in which tests are routinely offered to all patients, with the offer to decline - have proved effective in antenatal care. Pilot studies of HIV opt-out testing at GP registration and acute medical admission to(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)
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 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)
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)
Background: Female-only human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination will fail to protect men who have sex with men (MSM) against HPV and its sequelae (i.e. genital warts and anal cancers). In the absence of gender-neutral HPV vaccination, targeted vaccination at sexual health clinics for MSM offers a valuable preventive opportunity. This study aimed to identify(More)
OBJECTIVE There is an urgent need to increase opportunistic screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in community settings, particularly for those who are at increased risk including men who have sex with men (MSM). The aim of this qualitative study was to explore whether home sampling kits (HSK) for multiple bacterial STIs are potentially(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)