Ford Hickson

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All the authors contributed to the development and writing of the paper. the design and management of the study. In addition, KB and HW contributed to the analysis. All authors have contributed to the drafting, reviewing and revision of the manuscript and have approved the final version. ABSTRACT Objectives: To detect and quantify current risk factors for(More)
BACKGROUND Country level comparisons of HIV prevalence among men having sex with men (MSM) is challenging for a variety of reasons, including differences in the definition and measurement of the denominator group, recruitment strategies and the HIV detection methods. To assess their comparability, self-reported data on HIV diagnoses in a 2010 pan-European(More)
BACKGROUND Comparison of rates of newly diagnosed HIV infections among MSM across countries is challenging for a variety of reasons, including the unknown size of MSM populations. In this paper we propose a method of triangulating surveillance data with data collected in a pan-European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) to estimate the sizes of the national MSM(More)
BACKGROUND Behavioural data from MSM are usually collected in non-representative convenience samples, increasingly on the internet. Epidemiological data from such samples might be useful for comparisons between countries, but are subject to unknown participation biases. METHODS Self-reported HIV diagnoses from participants of the European MSM Internet(More)
Acknowledgments Survey design and recruitment collaborators: Our thanks are due to the 130 agencies, organisations and websites who collaborated on Vital Statistics, the Gay Men's Sex Survey in 2007. They include some who suggested content or priorities for the survey, requested booklets for local distribution directly from Sigma, or got their booklets from(More)
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OBJECTIVE Substantial country-level variation exists in prejudiced attitudes towards male homosexuality and in the extent to which countries promote the unequal treatment of MSM through discriminatory laws. The impact and underlying mechanisms of country-level stigma on odds of diagnosed HIV, sexual opportunities, and experience of HIV-prevention services,(More)
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs Wasted opportunities: Problematic alcohol and drug use among gay men and bisexual men Other How to cite: Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research(More)
BACKGROUND A significant research literature exists that details the sexual health and sexual behaviour of gay and bisexual men who have diagnosed HIV. However, much of this research has focussed on HIV transmission risk behaviours among this group, rather than seeking to understand their sexual health and sexual well-being more broadly. There have been(More)
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs The growing challenge: a strategic review of HIV social care, support and information services across the UK. (2009). The growing challenge: a strategic review of HIV social care, support and information services across the UK. Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on(More)