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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)
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)
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)
This audit was carried out in August 2003 and examined HIV notification data in Victoria. We aimed to determine the proportion of partners reported as being traced from newly diagnosed HIV individuals, the type of contact tracing used and identify the number of HIV cases newly diagnosed from contact tracing. We compared men who have sex with men (MSM) with(More)
Little is known about problem gambling in older adults, particularly when gambling problems only commence late in life. Knowledge of pathways to later life problem gambling can assist prompt and effective interventions for vulnerable older adults. This study builds on a generic Pathways Model. It proposes routes to problem gambling for individuals aged 55(More)
The primary outcome was to determine the acceptability of the Internet, specifically a website for use in standard partner notification. A secondary objective was to determine if a website would enhance the outcomes of currently used partner notification methods. In a randomized control trial, 105 participants diagnosed with chlamydia and non-gonoccocal(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)
Prisoners are a priority group for hepatitis C (HCV) treatment. Although treatment durations will become shorter using directly acting antivirals (DAAs), nearly half of prison sentences in Scotland are too short to allow completion of DAA therapy prior to release. The purpose of this study was to compare treatment outcomes between prison- and(More)
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 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)