Kati Zaragoza

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To evaluate the prevalence of sexual risk behaviours among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Catalonia and to identify sociodemographic, psychosocial, and behavioural factors associated with unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) with casual partners a convenience sample of 850 MSM was recruited in 2006. An anonymous questionnaire was used to explore risk(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of the study were to determine the prevalence of alcohol and drug use before or during sex among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Catalonia during 2006, and to identify factors associated with variables of intensive alcohol and drug use. METHODS Cross-sectional study using self-administered questionnaires. Men were recruited in(More)
A retrospective cohort study of 2124 repeat HIV testers attending at anonymous testing sites (ATS) of Catalonia between 1995 and 2001 registered 3273 person-years (PY) of follow-up and 76 seroconversions (incidence density of 2.32 per 100 PY; 95% CI: 1.83, 2.90). The highest HIV infection incidence was observed among heterosexual injection drug users (IDU)(More)
Rapid HIV antibody tests, which provide results within 15-60 minutes, can help reduce the number of unrecognized infections by improving access to testing facilities and increase the number of people tested who know their results. After an acceptability study, rapid HIV testing was first implemented in Catalonia in 2007 within the community-based Voluntary(More)
To increase understanding of the HIV epidemic among MSM in Barcelona, anonymous questionnaires were completed by 640 MSM recruited in the city in 2002. The prevalence of unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) with casual male partners in the prior 12 months was higher among self-reported HIV-positive men (confirmed through saliva testing) than among men who(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe trends in the prevalence of HIV infection, in risk behaviors and in knowledge and attitudes related to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among men who have sex with men (MSM) recruited in Barcelona (Spain) between 1995 and 2002. METHODS Cross-sectional surveys were conducted twice yearly from 1993. MSM were recruited in saunas,(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe trends in HIV prevalence, in risk behaviors associated with HIV transmission, and in knowledge and attitudes related to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among men who have sex with men (MSM) recruited in Catalonia between 1995 and 2006. METHODS Biannual cross-sectional surveys were performed. An opportunistic sample of MSM was recruited(More)
C Folch (cft.ceescat.germanstrias@gencat.cat)1,2,3, R Muñoz1,4, K Zaragoza1, J Casabona1,2,5 1. Centre for Sexually Transmitted Infection and AIDS Epidemiological Studies of Catalonia (CEEISCAT) – ICO, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain 2. Ciber Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Barcelona, Spain 3. PhD Programme in Public(More)
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