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BACKGROUND In 2010, the iPrEx trial demonstrated that oral antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) reduced the risk of HIV acquisition among high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM). The impact of iPrEx on PrEP knowledge and actual use among at-risk MSM is unknown. Online surveys were conducted to assess PrEP awareness, interest and experience among(More)
As the number of digital images is growing fast and Content-based Image Retrieval (CBIR) is gaining in popularity, CBIR systems should leap towards Web-scale datasets. In this paper, we report on our experience in building an experimental similarity search system on a test collection of more than 50 million images. The first big challenge we have been(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent nationally representative studies documenting event-level sexual behavior have included samples that are predominantly heterosexual, resulting in limited information on the sexual repertoire of gay and bisexually identified men. AIM This study sought to document the sexual behaviors that gay and bisexually identified men report during(More)
‘‘Until recently sexuality and technology have been seen in the social sciences as two distinct and unrelated realms. This has meant that the ways in which technology has produced or configured sexuality, how technology has become sexualized and how sexuality has in turn configured technology in society and history have, to date, largely remained(More)
Black men who have sex with men (MSM) living in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. An online survey of sexual behavior was completed by Black, White, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and other-race MSM (n=11,766) ages 18-87 years. Complete condom use, semen exposure, pre-coital rectal douching (enema use), and lubricant use at(More)
To date, little data on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) users outside of the clinical trial setting are available. A repeated cross-sectional survey of one of the largest social and sexual networking websites for men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States was conducted in August 2013 (Wave 1) and January 2014 (Wave 2). Multivariable logistic(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this project was to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Boston area who had been sexually active (oral and/or anal sex) with another male within the past year. METHODS Over a 1-month period (March 2007), asymptomatic MSM in care at a Boston(More)
US men who have sex with men (n=1848) completed an online questionnaire about their willingness to use Internet-based partner notification. Eighty-one percent reported that it would be important to them to receive a partner notification e-mail if they had been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection. Seventy percent reported that if infected, they would(More)