Russell G Waddell

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Trichomonas vaginalis is the cause of one of the most common types of vaginitis, trichomoniasis. The incidence of trichomoniasis in developed countries has decreased substantially during the past decade, but high prevalence of this disease can still be found in rural and remote areas of Australia. Clinical manifestations of symptomatic women are generally(More)
Two commercially available nucleic acid-based tests, ligase chain reaction (LCR; Abbott Laboratories) and PCR (Roche Diagnostics), for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in male and female urine samples were compared with culture and enzyme immunoassay (EIA) (Microtrak; Syva) for C. trachomatis detection in genital samples. The samples were collected(More)
BACKGROUND External genital warts are a common sexually transmitted viral disease. We describe the patterns of treatment for initial presentations of external genital warts (EGWs) in Australian sexual health centers. METHODS This was a retrospective audit of 489 case notes from consecutive individuals who presented with a new diagnosis of EGWs to 1 of 5(More)
The use of mood enhancing drugs such as amphetamine and ecstasy are now prevalent in society. These compounds are known to produce serious psychological and physiological problems in users, which can, in some circumstances result in death. While there has been much research into the effects of these drugs on the body, little if any research has investigated(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM This study aimed to determine the prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium infection among male patients with dysuria and/or urethral discharge. An analysis of the clinical, demographic and microbiological factors associated with M. genitalium infection was also conducted. METHOD From May 2007 to June 2011, men presenting to the clinic with(More)
BACKGROUND Increases in sexual risk behaviour have recently been reported among homosexually active men in Australia and in other industrialised countries, potentially facilitating an increase in HIV incidence. OBJECTIVE To monitor HIV incidence among homosexually active men seen through a network of sexual health clinics in Australia. STUDY DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the use of urine samples from male patients can replace urethral swabs for the rapid detection of Chlamydia trachomatis by the Pharmacia EIA. SETTING The STD clinic, Adelaide, South Australia. PATIENTS There were two separate groups of male patients. Group A (398) patients provided urethral specimens for the EIA and(More)
Monitoring HIV subtype distribution is important for understanding transmission dynamics. Subtype B has historically been dominant in Australia, but in recent years new clades have appeared. Since 2000, clade data have been collected as part of HIV surveillance in South Australia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of and risk factors for(More)
An in-house polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test using ribosomal RNA gene primers was compared with chlamydia antigen detection (DIF) and culture for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis. Five hundred and forty-eight fresh (unstored) genital swabs and 174 urines (collected at the same time) from patients attending a sexually-transmitted diseases clinic(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous prevention efforts for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are recommended among those men who have sex with men (MSM). Creative use of e-technologies coupled with a better understanding of social networks could lead to improved health interventions among this risk population. OBJECTIVE(More)