Ford Hickson

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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)
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)
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 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)
OBJECTIVES The British HIV Association's (BHIVA) testing guidelines recommend men who have sex with men (MSM) test annually or more frequently if ongoing risk is present. We identify which groups of MSM in England are less likely to have tested for HIV and their preferences for future tests by testing model, in order to inform health promotion programmes.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine sociodemographic and behavioural differences between men who have sex with men (MSM) participating in recent UK convenience surveys and a national probability sample survey. METHODS We compared 148 MSM aged 18-64 years interviewed for Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) undertaken in(More)
  • Peter Keogh, Peter Weatherburn, Laurie Henderson, David Reid, Catherine Dodds, Hickson +14 others
  • 2016
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 Online's data policy on reuse of materials please consult the policies page. Acknowledgements Our greatest debt is owed to the men who took part in these studies. In 2003, 14,551 men resident in(More)
Preface This briefing paper is part of a series that forms one strand of the research and development programme supporting CHAPS, the HIV prevention programme for Gay men, Bisexual men and other homosexually active men in England and Wales. It is intended to explore use of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 to prosecute people who have transmitted HIV(More)