Gordon Scott

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We have sequenced the p17 coding regions of the gag gene from 211 patients infected either through injecting drug use (IDU) or by sexual intercourse between men from six cities in Scotland, N. England, N. Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. All sequences were of subtype B. Phylogenetic analysis revealed substantial heterogeneity in the sequences from(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine willingness of health professionals to adopt new interventions for treating sexual partners of women with chlamydia. DESIGN Anonymous, self-administered questionnaires of doctors, practice nurses and community pharmacists regarding novel testing/treatment options for partners of women with chlamydia. SETTING Local (Scotland) and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine whether postal testing kits (PTKs) or patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) for partners of women with Chlamydia trachomatis reduce re-infection rates in women, compared with partner notification by patient referral. METHODS Three hundred and thirty women testing positive for chlamydia, at clinics for(More)
Scabies is caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. The disease can be sexually transmitted. Patients' main complaint is nocturnal itch. Disseminated, excoriated, erythematous papules are usually seen on the anterior trunk and limbs. Crusted scabies occurs in immunocompromised hosts and may be associated with reduced or absent pruritus. Recommended(More)
The current strategy of offering HIV testing to individuals with known risk has had no impact on the reduction in the number of patients diagnosed with immune suppression of infection. A prospective observational study to compare the baseline CD4+ T-cell counts in HIV-infected homosexual/bisexual men, intravenous drug users, heterosexual men and women(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate HIV prevalence and risks in university students. DESIGN Anonymous self-completion questionnaire and HIV survey with saliva samples. SETTING University students at matriculation. PARTICIPANTS All first and third year undergraduates and newly registering postgraduates at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
OBJECTIVES In this paper we examine Chlamydia trachomatis testing in settings other than genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics, focusing on the factors associated with chlamydial infection and with postal testing. METHODS Analysis of tests collected from young people aged 13-25 years (n = 4475) between May 2001 and June 2004 via postal testing kits, at a(More)
One hundred and sixty-five women admitted to a gynaecology unit with lower abdominal pain were screened for infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis by members of a department of genitourinary medicine. C. trachomatis alone was detected in 21 patients. N. gonorrhoeae alone was isolated from five patients, and dual infection was present(More)
OBJECTIVE Expedited partner treatment (EPT) for uncomplicated Chlamydia trachomatis at the pharmacy is an alternative approach to partner notification that has not yet been evaluated within the UK. The aim of this study was to evaluate EPT for partners using pharmacies in Lothian. DESIGN A pilot study over 18 months. SETTING Selected healthcare settings(More)