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Genital warts in young Australians five years into national human papillomavirus vaccination programme: national surveillance data
The significant declines in the proportion of young women found to have genital wart and the absence of genital warts in vaccinated women in 2011 suggests that the human papillomavirus vaccine has a high efficacy outside of the trial setting. Expand
Emerging trends in the epidemiology of invasive group B streptococcal disease in England and Wales, 1991-2010.
Although risk of invasive GBS infection remains highest within the first few days of life, the relative burden of disease is shifting toward adults, and the rise in incidence and antibiotic resistance makes development of an effective and safe vaccine all the more pressing. Expand
How effective are short message service reminders at increasing clinic attendance? A meta-analysis and systematic review.
SMS reminders appear to be a simple and efficient option for health services to use to improve service delivery, as well as resulting in health benefits for the patients who receive the reminders. Expand
Mandatory surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia in England: the first 10 years.
The enhanced mandatory surveillance scheme in England has captured a wealth of data that have helped to further define the epidemiology of MRSA bacteraemia and it is to be hoped that based on the English experience of mandatory surveillance, other countries will consider the implementation of similar schemes. Expand
Quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination and trends in genital warts in Australia: analysis of national sentinel surveillance data.
The decrease in frequency of genital warts in young Australian women resulting from the high coverage of HPV vaccination might provide protective effects in heterosexual men through herd immunity. Expand
HIV diagnoses in Australia: diverging epidemics within a low‐prevalence country
The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Australia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
BackgroundChlamydia trachomatis is a common sexually transmitted infection in Australia. This report aims to measure the burden of chlamydia infection by systematically reviewing reports onExpand
Gay and Bisexual Men’s Views on Rapid Self-Testing for HIV
Most gay and bisexual men in Australia reported they would use rapid self-testing tests for interim testing and not to replace conventional blood testing at health services as they could not detect other sexually transmitted infections or provide the professional expertise and support provided by health services. Expand
Accuracy of serological assays for detection of recent infection with HIV and estimation of population incidence: a systematic review.
Serological assays have reasonable sensitivity for the detection of recent infection with HIV, but are vulnerable to misclassifying established infections as recent-potentially leading to biases in incidence estimates. Expand