Catriona S Bradshaw

Summary

Affiliation: Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi Missing pelvic inflammatory disease? Substantial differences in the rate at which doctors diagnose PID
    A Doxanakis
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 84:518-23. 2008
  2. pmc Rationale and design of REACT: a randomised controlled trial assessing the effectiveness of home-collection to increase chlamydia retesting and detect repeat positive tests
    Kirsty S Smith
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 14:223. 2014
  3. pmc Prevalent and incident bacterial vaginosis are associated with sexual and contraceptive behaviours in young Australian women
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e57688. 2013
  4. doi Recurrence of bacterial vaginosis is significantly associated with posttreatment sexual activities and hormonal contraceptive use
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 56:777-86. 2013
  5. pmc Efficacy of oral metronidazole with vaginal clindamycin or vaginal probiotic for bacterial vaginosis: randomised placebo-controlled double-blind trial
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e34540. 2012
  6. pmc Maximising retention in a longitudinal study of genital Chlamydia trachomatis among young women in Australia
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:156. 2011
  7. pmc Characteristics of adenovirus associated urethritis
    C S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Carlton, Victoria, 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 78:445-7. 2002
  8. pmc Persistence of Mycoplasma genitalium following azithromycin therapy
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 3:e3618. 2008
  9. doi Mycoplasma genitalium in men who have sex with men at male-only saunas
    C S Bradshaw
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 85:432-5. 2009
  10. ncbi The association of Atopobium vaginae and Gardnerella vaginalis with bacterial vaginosis and recurrence after oral metronidazole therapy
    C S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Carlton, 3053, Victoria, Australia
    J Infect Dis 194:828-36. 2006

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Publications71

  1. doi Missing pelvic inflammatory disease? Substantial differences in the rate at which doctors diagnose PID
    A Doxanakis
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 84:518-23. 2008
    ..The clinical diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is subjective. Our aim was to determine if the pattern of diagnosis of PID among experienced clinicians varied compared with the diagnosis of genital warts...
  2. pmc Rationale and design of REACT: a randomised controlled trial assessing the effectiveness of home-collection to increase chlamydia retesting and detect repeat positive tests
    Kirsty S Smith
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 14:223. 2014
    ..We are conducting the first randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of home collection combined with short message service (SMS) reminders on chlamydia retesting and reinfection rates in three risk groups...
  3. pmc Prevalent and incident bacterial vaginosis are associated with sexual and contraceptive behaviours in young Australian women
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e57688. 2013
    ..To determine prevalence and incidence of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and risk factors in young sexually-active Australian women...
  4. doi Recurrence of bacterial vaginosis is significantly associated with posttreatment sexual activities and hormonal contraceptive use
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 56:777-86. 2013
    ..Bacterial vaginosis (BV) recurrence posttreatment is common. Our aim was to determine if behaviors were associated with BV recurrence in women in a randomized controlled trial (RCT)...
  5. pmc Efficacy of oral metronidazole with vaginal clindamycin or vaginal probiotic for bacterial vaginosis: randomised placebo-controlled double-blind trial
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e34540. 2012
    ..To determine if oral metronidazole (MTZ-400 mg bid) with 2% vaginal clindamycin-cream (Clind) or a Lactobacillus acidophilus vaginal-probiotic containing oestriol (Prob) reduces 6-month bacterial vaginosis (BV) recurrence...
  6. pmc Maximising retention in a longitudinal study of genital Chlamydia trachomatis among young women in Australia
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:156. 2011
    ..The aims of this paper are to describe the methods used to recruit and retain young women in a longitudinal study and to explore factors associated with loss to follow up...
  7. pmc Characteristics of adenovirus associated urethritis
    C S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Carlton, Victoria, 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 78:445-7. 2002
    ..To describe the characteristics of adenovirus urethritis in men...
  8. pmc Persistence of Mycoplasma genitalium following azithromycin therapy
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 3:e3618. 2008
    ..To determine clinical outcomes and cure rates for M.genitalium genital infection in men and women following azithromycin 1 g...
  9. doi Mycoplasma genitalium in men who have sex with men at male-only saunas
    C S Bradshaw
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 85:432-5. 2009
    ..To determine the prevalence and clinical associations of Mycoplasma genitalium in urethral, rectal and pharyngeal specimens collected from men who have sex with men (MSM) attending male-only saunas...
  10. ncbi The association of Atopobium vaginae and Gardnerella vaginalis with bacterial vaginosis and recurrence after oral metronidazole therapy
    C S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Carlton, 3053, Victoria, Australia
    J Infect Dis 194:828-36. 2006
    ..We investigated associations between Atopobium vaginae and bacterial vaginosis (BV) and the role that A. vaginae plays in recurrent BV after oral metronidazole therapy...
  11. pmc Azithromycin failure in Mycoplasma genitalium urethritis
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1149-52. 2006
    ..genitalium to macrolides. Moxifloxacin administration resulted in rapid symptom resolution and eradication of infection in all cases. These findings have implications for management of urethritis...
  12. pmc Screening injecting drug users for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses using street outreach and self collected sampling
    C S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 81:53-8. 2005
    ..Injecting drug users (IDUs) are a marginalised population, who infrequently access health services for screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs), and are at high risk of these infections...
  13. pmc Evaluation of a point-of-care test, BVBlue, and clinical and laboratory criteria for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis
    C S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston St, Carlton, 3053 Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 43:1304-8. 2005
    ....
  14. ncbi Comment on editorial by B. Donovan: asymptomatic non-chlamydial non-gonococcal urethritis--an iatrogenic disease (Sexual Health 1, 65-67). The role of the urethral gram stain in non-gonococcal urethritis
    C S Bradshaw
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Sex Health 1:187; discussion 188. 2004
  15. ncbi Etiologies of nongonococcal urethritis: bacteria, viruses, and the association with orogenital exposure
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Infect Dis 193:336-45. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine pathogens and behaviors associated with nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) and the usefulness of the urethral smear in predicting the presence of pathogens...
  16. ncbi High recurrence rates of bacterial vaginosis over the course of 12 months after oral metronidazole therapy and factors associated with recurrence
    Catriona S Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Infect Dis 193:1478-86. 2006
    ..We wished to determine recurrences of bacterial vaginosis (BV) after treatment over the course of 12 months and to establish factors associated with recurrence...
  17. pmc Chlamydia trachomatis incidence and re-infection among young women--behavioural and microbiological characteristics
    Jennifer Walker
    CERSH Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e37778. 2012
    ..This study aimed to estimate rates of chlamydia incidence and re-infection and to investigate the dynamics of chlamydia organism load in prevalent, incident and re-infections among young Australian women...
  18. doi Mycoplasma genitalium incidence, organism load, and treatment failure in a cohort of young Australian women
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health, Rural Health Academic Centre, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 56:1094-100. 2013
    ..This study aimed to estimate MG incidence and treatment failure and provide estimates of organism load in infection...
  19. pmc 'The difference in determinants of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium in a sample of young Australian women'
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 11:35. 2011
    ..Differences in the determinants of Chlamydia trachomatis ('chlamydia') and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) genital infection in women are not well understood...
  20. doi Low incidence of bacterial vaginosis in cohort of young Australian women
    Katherine A Fethers
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 38:124-6. 2011
    ..2]/100 woman-years), P = 0.10. In university students, incident BV was uncommon and absent in sexually abstinent women...
  21. pmc Comparison of two Mycoplasma genitalium real-time PCR detection methodologies
    Jimmy Twin
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 49:1140-2. 2011
    ..97 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.94 to 1.01) and no difference in bacterial load quantified (P = 0.4399)...
  22. doi What do young women think about having a chlamydia test? Views of women who tested positive compared with women who tested negative
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Sex Health 10:39-42. 2013
    ....
  23. pmc Oral human papillomavirus in men having sex with men: risk-factors and sampling
    Tim R H Read
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e49324. 2012
    ..Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is becoming more common. We examined prevalence and risk factors for oral HPV among men who have sex with men (MSM) and compared sampling and transport methods...
  24. ncbi Human adenoviruses types associated with non-gonococcal urethritis
    Sepehr N Tabrizi
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Health 4:41-4. 2007
    ..Role of adenoviruses in non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) has been reported in only a few studies. The aim of the study was to detect and type adenoviruses in men presenting with NGU...
  25. doi Site-specific human papillomavirus infection in adolescent men who have sex with men (HYPER): an observational cohort study
    Huachun Zou
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Carlton, Vic, Australia Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Electronic address
    Lancet Infect Dis 15:65-73. 2015
    ..Some of these HPV types are preventable with vaccines. We aimed to describe the incidence of anal, penile, and oral HPV infection, and to estimate the site-specific transmission probability per partner, for teenage MSM...
  26. doi Incident Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) in Women Who Have Sex With Women Is Associated With Behaviors That Suggest Sexual Transmission of BV
    Lenka A Vodstrcil
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria
    Clin Infect Dis 60:1042-53. 2015
    ....
  27. doi Sexual behaviors and risk for sexually transmitted infections among teenage men who have sex with men
    Huachun Zou
    School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    J Adolesc Health 55:247-53. 2014
    ..To report on sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in their teens, when many MSM engage in their first sexual experiences...
  28. doi How very young men who have sex with men view vaccination against human papillomavirus
    Huachun Zou
    School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:3936-41. 2014
    ..However, knowledge and attitudes towards HPV vaccination among very young MSM have not been previously studied...
  29. pmc Transmission and selection of macrolide resistant Mycoplasma genitalium infections detected by rapid high resolution melt analysis
    Jimmy Twin
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e35593. 2012
    ....
  30. pmc Bacterial vaginosis (BV) candidate bacteria: associations with BV and behavioural practices in sexually-experienced and inexperienced women
    Katherine Fethers
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e30633. 2012
    ....
  31. pmc Trends in chlamydia and gonorrhea positivity among heterosexual men and men who have sex with men attending a large urban sexual health service in Australia, 2002-2009
    Lenka A Vodstrcil
    Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 11:158. 2011
    ..To determine whether chlamydia positivity among heterosexual men (MSW) and chlamydia and gonorrhea positivity among men who have sex with men (MSM), are changing...
  32. ncbi Gonorrhoea notifications and nucleic acid amplification testing in a very low-prevalence Australian female population
    Eric P F Chow
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 202:321-3. 2015
    ....
  33. doi Early acquisition of anogenital human papillomavirus among teenage men who have sex with men
    Huachun Zou
    School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Infect Dis 209:642-51. 2014
    ..Anogenital human papillomavirus (HPV) is common among men who have sex with men (MSM) and causes anal cancer. This study examined the determinants of initial anogenital HPV infection among teenage MSM...
  34. doi Contribution of sexual practices (other than anal sex) to bacterial sexually transmitted infection transmission in men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional analysis using electronic health records
    Jessica L Nash
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 90:55-7. 2014
    ..We quantified the proportion of cases and risk of primary syphilis (PS), urethral chlamydia (UCT) and urethral gonorrhoea (UGC) attributable to sexual practices other than anal sex...
  35. doi Cross-sectional study of hepatitis B immunity in MSM between 2002 and 2012
    Nimal Gamagedara
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 90:41-5. 2014
    ..Our aim was to determine the incidence of hepatitis B infection among MSM and level of immunity to hepatitis B attending a sexual health service over 10 years...
  36. pmc Provision of rapid HIV tests within a health service and frequency of HIV testing among men who have sex with men: randomised controlled trial
    Tim R H Read
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    BMJ 347:f5086. 2013
    ..To determine if the provision of rapid HIV testing to men who have sex with men attending a health service would increase their frequency of HIV testing over time...
  37. ncbi The incidence of induced abortion in a prospective cohort study of 16- to 25-year-old Australian women
    Jennifer Walker
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Sex Health 8:439-41. 2011
    ..7-9.0) (n=76) and IA rate of 2.1/100 women years (95% CI: 1.4-3.2) (n=22). Differences were found between States and Territories, information which might influence the development of services in regions of Australia...
  38. doi Advertising sexual health services that provide sexually transmissible infection screening for rural young people - what works and what doesn't
    Deepa G Gamage
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    Sex Health 8:407-11. 2011
    ..TESTme' is a sexually transmissible infection (STI) screening service for Victorian young people living in rural areas. We evaluated the effectiveness of advertising for this service over an 11-month pilot period...
  39. pmc Hormonal contraception is associated with a reduced risk of bacterial vaginosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Lenka A Vodstrcil
    Sexual Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, Carlton, Australia Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e73055. 2013
    ..To examine the association between hormonal contraception (HC) and bacterial vaginosis (BV) by systematic review and meta-analysis...
  40. pmc Chlamydia detection during the menstrual cycle: a cross-sectional study of women attending a sexual health service
    Dana S Forcey
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e85263. 2014
    ..We investigated the detection of chlamydia at different stages of the menstrual cycle...
  41. pmc Automated, computer generated reminders and increased detection of gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis in men who have sex with men
    Huachun Zou
    Sexual Health Unit, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e61972. 2013
    ....
  42. pmc Evaluation of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) at large urban primary care sexual health centre
    Christopher K Fairley
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e60636. 2013
    ..Our aim was to evaluate changes in efficiency and quality of services after the introduction of a purpose built EMR system, and to assess its acceptability by the doctors, nurses and patients using it...
  43. pmc Computer assisted self interviewing in a sexual health clinic as part of routine clinical care; impact on service and patient and clinician views
    Lenka A Vodstrcil
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, and Sexual Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e18456. 2011
    ..We aimed to evaluate the impact of CASI operating at MSHC...
  44. ncbi Sexually transmissible infection and HIV management among men who have sex with men with and without HIV: survey of medical practitioners who are members of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine
    Christopher K Fairley
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Sex Health 5:155-9. 2008
    ..Our aim was to determine if the use of suppressive treatment for genital herpes, the treatment of HIV or STI screening practices were different between states in Australia...
  45. doi Sampling technique and detection rates for pharyngeal gonorrhea using culture
    Mohamed F Razali
    Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 37:522-4. 2010
    ..3%, P = 0.05). The detection rate was associated with the frequency with which clinicians reported inducing a gag reflex when taking pharyngeal swabs (P < 0.05)...
  46. doi Early sexual experiences and risk factors for bacterial vaginosis
    Katherine A Fethers
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Infect Dis 200:1662-70. 2009
    ..We have undertaken a cross-sectional study that investigates the association between bacterial vaginosis (BV) and sexual practices in sexually experienced and inexperienced women...
  47. pmc Factors associated with participation and attrition in a longitudinal study of bacterial vaginosis in Australian women who have sex with women
    Dana S Forcey
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Carlton, Victoria, Australia Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e113452. 2014
    ..We describe factors associated with participation and attrition in a 24-month prospective cohort study, investigating incident BV among Australian women who have sex with women...
  48. doi Substantial increases in chlamydia and gonorrhea positivity unexplained by changes in individual-level sexual behaviors among men who have sex with men in an Australian sexual health service from 2007 to 2013
    Eric P F Chow
    From the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Carlton, Victoria, Australia Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health, Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Queensland Children s Medical Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 42:81-7. 2015
    ..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...
  49. pmc Detection of oral human papillomavirus in HIV-positive men who have sex with men 3 years after baseline: a follow up cross-sectional study
    Jason J Ong
    Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e102138. 2014
    ..Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a causative agent in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The natural history of oral HPV in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) is unclear...
  50. pmc The potential of metatranscriptomics for identifying screening targets for bacterial vaginosis
    Jimmy Twin
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e76892. 2013
    ..The ribosomal RNA content of a sample collected from a woman with bacterial vaginosis (BV) was analysed to determine the active microbial community, and to identify potential targets for further screening...
  51. doi The near disappearance of genital warts in young women 4 years after commencing a national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme
    Tim R H Read
    Department of Public Health, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital and School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 87:544-7. 2011
    ..Australia provided free quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccines to 12-18-year-old girls and women aged ≤26 years from mid-2007 until the end of 2009. After this time, only girls aged 12-13 years had access to free vaccines...
  52. pmc Incidence of hepatitis-C among HIV infected men who have sex with men (MSM) attending a sexual health service: a cohort study
    Deepa G Gamage
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 11:39. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine the incidence of Hepatitis C (HCV) infection among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) attending a Sexual Health Centre...
  53. doi Evaluation of Health Map: a patient-centred web-based service for supporting HIV-infected patients
    Deepa G Gamage
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Sex Health 8:194-8. 2011
    ..Our aim was to describe the use of and responses to a self-management website, 'Health Map', established to address the key chronic health issues of HIV-positive people...
  54. doi What are seasonal and meteorological factors are associated with the number of attendees at a sexual health service? An observational study between 2002-2012
    Nimal Gamagedara
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Department Health Services, Ministry of Health, Colombo, Sri Lanka Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 90:635-40. 2014
    ..Our aim was to determine whether the number of presentations over the last 11 years was associated with certain factors...
  55. ncbi Changes in the diagnosis and management of bacterial vaginosis following clinical research
    Anna N Morton
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston St, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Sex Health 3:183-5. 2006
    ..We investigated the premise that clinician involvement in research leads to improvements in clinical practice within a sexual health service in Melbourne, Australia...
  56. doi Pelvic examination leads to changed clinical management in very few women diagnosed with asymptomatic chlamydia infection
    Yi Man Lee
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, University of Melbourne, 2 723 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Sex Health 7:498-9. 2010
    ..These data suggest that a pelvic examination will lead to changes in treatment for very few women diagnosed with asymptomatic chlamydia infection...
  57. doi Sexual risk factors and bacterial vaginosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Katherine A Fethers
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1426-35. 2008
    ..Investigation of sexual transmission of BV is limited by the absence of a clear microbiological etiology; however, we have shown that the epidemiological profile of BV is similar to that of established sexually transmitted infections...
  58. doi Persistence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA following treatment for pharyngeal and rectal gonorrhea is influenced by antibiotic susceptibility and reinfection
    Melanie Bissessor
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Clin Infect Dis 60:557-63. 2015
    ..To guide interpretation of gonorrhea tests of cure using nucleic acid amplification testing, this study examined the persistence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA following treatment for pharyngeal and rectal gonorrhea...
  59. pmc Testing commercial sex workers for sexually transmitted infections in Victoria, Australia: an evaluation of the impact of reducing the frequency of testing
    Eric P F Chow
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Carlton, Australia Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e103081. 2014
    ..Our aim was to determine the impact of this change to the clients seen at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MHSC)...
  60. pmc Characteristics of acute nongonococcal urethritis in men differ by sexual preference
    Vinita S Rane
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 52:2971-6. 2014
    ..These data suggest that the etiologic spectrum of pathogens differs between MSM and MSW in acute NGU and that relatively low-risk practices are capable of inducing acute NGU...
  61. doi The job satisfaction of female sex workers working in licensed brothels in Victoria, Australia
    Jade E Bilardi
    Sexual Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Sex Med 8:116-22. 2011
    ..Previous studies have examined sex workers' attitudes to work but not their levels of job satisfaction compared with other occupations...
  62. ncbi Is it time to move to nucleic acid amplification tests screening for pharyngeal and rectal gonorrhoea in men who have sex with men to improve gonorrhoea control?
    Christopher K Fairley
    Sex Health 8:9-11. 2011
    ....
  63. doi What men who have sex with men think about the human papillomavirus vaccine
    D Simatherai
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 85:148-9. 2009
    ..If the HPV vaccine is targeted to MSM, the challenge will be for MSM to be vaccinated before they acquire HPV infection...
  64. ncbi Bacterial vaginosis - More questions than answers
    Marie Pirotta
    Primary Care Research Unit, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 38:394-7. 2009
    ..The aetiology, pathology, microbiology and transmission of bacterial vaginosis remain poorly understood...
  65. doi Legislation requiring monthly testing of sex workers with low rates of sexually transmitted infections restricts access to services for higher-risk individuals
    A Samaranayake
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, Carlton, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 85:540-2. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify the resources and opportunities lost from this screening...
  66. doi Rapid decline in presentations of genital warts after the implementation of a national quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination programme for young women
    C K Fairley
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital and School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 85:499-502. 2009
    ..This study aimed to determine if the Australian human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme has had a population impact on presentations of genital warts...
  67. doi Delay in the diagnosis of early syphilis among men who have sex with men: need for greater community and health provider education
    M Bissessor
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Victoria, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 20:52-3. 2009
    ..If early detection and treatment of syphilis is to be optimized in order to improve syphilis control, greater awareness of its symptoms and signs of syphilis need to be promoted among both health-care providers and affected communities...
  68. ncbi Is routine vaginal examination necessary for asymptomatic women attending sexual health services?
    D M Lee
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 17:631-2. 2006
    ....
  69. doi Sex workers working within a legalised industry: their side of the story
    J Groves
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053
    Sex Transm Infect 84:393-4. 2008
    ..To examine the characteristics and work attitudes of female sex workers working in licensed brothels in Victoria, Australia...
  70. ncbi Prevalence of Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium vaginae in virginal women
    Sepehr N Tabrizi
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 33:663-5. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study was to determine the prevalence of Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium vaginae in virginal women and to establish if nonpenetrative sexual activity is associated with these organisms...
  71. ncbi Do all women attending urban sexual health services need testing for gonorrhoea?
    Tim R H Read
    Sex Health 2:259-60. 2005
    ..Fifteen cases of gonorrhoea were identified among women at MSHC, all had symptoms or an identifiable risk factor. Asymptomatic women without risk factors may not require screening for Neisseria gonorrhoeae in low prevalence populations...