Jane Elizabeth Tomnay

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OBJECTIVE To examine practices of general practitioners' (GPs) in relation to partner notification for chlamydia and identify the supports they would find most useful to assist them. GOAL To identify innovative resources that could improve partner notification for chlamydia in primary care. STUDY DESIGN A postal survey was undertaken that involved GPs(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the risk-adjusted temporal trend of gonorrhea and chlamydia positivity and associated risk behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) attending a sexual health clinic in Melbourne in Australia. METHODS Gonorrhea and chlamydia positivity by anatomical site adjusted for year of test, age, number of sexual partners, and condom(More)
BACKGROUND Partner notification for patients diagnosed with chlamydia is a strategy recommended to interrupt transmission of infection, and patients are commonly encouraged by health practitioners to contact their sexual partners themselves. Few studies, however, have ascertained the psychosocial impact of the chlamydia diagnosis and its effect on partner(More)
Most states and territories in Australia have adopted the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) of the Canadian Problem Gambling Index as the standard measure of problem gambling in their prevalence studies and research programs. However, notwithstanding this attempted standardisation, differences in sampling and recruitment methodologies and in some cases(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the partner notification experiences of individuals diagnosed with chlamydia and to determine what supports might best assist them. GOAL To determine what supports might best assist chlamydia infected individuals to notify their partners. STUDY DESIGN A telephone survey was undertaken with men and women recently diagnosed with(More)
Partner notification is crucial to the effective control of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and has not changed substantially over recent years. New technology for communication has been rapidly adopted in our communities but little work has been carried out about its role in contact tracing. Text messaging, emails and the Internet could be useful(More)
BACKGROUND Genital chlamydia is the most commonly notified sexually transmissible infection (STI) in Australia and worldwide and can have serious reproductive health outcomes. Partner notification, testing and treatment are important facets of chlamydia control. Traditional methods of partner notification are not reaching enough partners to effectively(More)
BACKGROUND Partner notification is accepted as a vital component in the control of chlamydia. However, in reality, many sexual partners of individuals diagnosed with chlamydia are never informed of their risk. The newer technologies of email and SMS have been used as a means of improving partner notification rates. This study explored the use and(More)
BACKGROUND 'TESTme' is a sexually transmissible infection (STI) screening service for Victorian young people living in rural areas. We evaluated the effectiveness of advertising for this service over an 11-month pilot period. METHODS The advertising that was used included websites, a Facebook page, posters, flyers, business cards, wrist bands and(More)
An investigation was done of the evidence for transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from an HIV-positive man to several male and female sex contacts. Phylogenetic analysis of sequences from the gag and env genes showed a close relationship between the predominant virus strains from the source and 2 contacts. However, the likelihood that a(More)