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OBJECTIVES To identify the sexual health needs of young people in order to establish a service suited to these needs. METHODS A peer designed questionnaire piloted to a small group of young people was followed by a more widely distributed, amended questionnaire. The questionnaire survey was delivered to 744 pupils aged 11-18 years in six secondary schools… (More)
This paper describes the evaluation of 'gimme 5 minutes' a multimedia HIV testing campaign aimed at gay and bisexual men in London particularly targeting those of Black and South European Origin and those under the age of 25 years old using peer images. The text linked a summary of the key issues of a pre-test discussion with detailed information on how to… (More)
One hundred and eleven college undergraduates (25% male) participated in one of two cognitive behavioral training programs, which included behavior rehearsal, modelling, coaching, cognitive-restructuring, and emphasis on the transferability of skills. Neither self-report nor behavioral outcome differences between the facilitative vs. the didactic approaches… (More)
Genital chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the intracellular bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Infection occurs during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or other genital contact with a partner who has chlamydia. Newborn babies can also acquire the infection during birth. This can lead to conjunctivitis or severe chest infection.
Hepatitis B is a serious preventable infection that is common in men who have sex with men. Historically, uptake of the vaccine has been poor in this group. Leigh Chislett describes how the introduction of a nurse-led service significantly increased uptake of the vaccine at a London clinic.