Basil Donovan

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Improving the health of sex workers in NSW: maintaining success
    Basil Donovan
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales
    N S W Public Health Bull 21:74-7. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination and trends in genital warts in Australia: analysis of national sentinel surveillance data
    Basil Donovan
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:39-44. 2011
  5. doi request reprint High incidence of syphilis in HIV-positive homosexual men: data from two community-based cohort studies
    Fengyi Jin
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Health 6:281-4. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Increasing access by priority populations to Australian sexual health clinics
    Hammad Ali
    From the The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia RPA Sexual Health Service, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Central Clinical School, Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Clinic 34, Darwin, NT, Australia and Centre for Population Health, Burnett Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 40:819-21. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia trends in men who have sex with men attending sexual health services in Australia, 2004-2008
    Rebecca Jane Guy
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 38:339-46. 2011
  8. pmc The impact of HIV seroadaptive behaviors on sexually transmissible infections in HIV-negative homosexual men in Sydney, Australia
    Fengyi Jin
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 39:191-4. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Consensual sex between men and sexual violence in Australian prisons
    Juliet Richters
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
    Arch Sex Behav 41:517-24. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Chlamydia prevention indicators for Australia: review of the evidence from New South Wales
    Hammad Ali
    The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Sex Health 9:399-406. 2012

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Publications83

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Improving the health of sex workers in NSW: maintaining success
    Basil Donovan
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales
    N S W Public Health Bull 21:74-7. 2010
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination and trends in genital warts in Australia: analysis of national sentinel surveillance data
    Basil Donovan
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:39-44. 2011
    ..We established a national surveillance network in Australia and aimed to identify trends in diagnoses of genital warts in 2004-09...
  5. doi request reprint High incidence of syphilis in HIV-positive homosexual men: data from two community-based cohort studies
    Fengyi Jin
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Health 6:281-4. 2009
    ..We report incidence and risk factors for syphilis in two community-based cohorts of HIV-negative and HIV-positive homosexual men in Sydney, Australia...
  6. ncbi request reprint Increasing access by priority populations to Australian sexual health clinics
    Hammad Ali
    From the The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia RPA Sexual Health Service, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Central Clinical School, Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Clinic 34, Darwin, NT, Australia and Centre for Population Health, Burnett Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 40:819-21. 2013
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia trends in men who have sex with men attending sexual health services in Australia, 2004-2008
    Rebecca Jane Guy
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 38:339-46. 2011
    ..We assessed trends and predictors of chlamydia testing and positivity among men who have sex with men (MSM), attending sexual health services in Australia...
  8. pmc The impact of HIV seroadaptive behaviors on sexually transmissible infections in HIV-negative homosexual men in Sydney, Australia
    Fengyi Jin
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 39:191-4. 2012
    ..Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seroadaptive behaviors, such as serosorting and strategic positioning, are being increasingly practised by homosexual men; however, their impact on sexually transmissible infections is unclear...
  9. doi request reprint Consensual sex between men and sexual violence in Australian prisons
    Juliet Richters
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
    Arch Sex Behav 41:517-24. 2012
    ..The study achieved a high response rate and asked detailed questions to elicit reports of coercion and sex separately. Both consensual sex and sexual assault are less common than is generally believed...
  10. doi request reprint Chlamydia prevention indicators for Australia: review of the evidence from New South Wales
    Hammad Ali
    The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Sex Health 9:399-406. 2012
    ..To guide public health programs, we developed 10 national chlamydia prevention indicators and report on each indicator for New South Wales (NSW)...
  11. doi request reprint Understanding trends in genital Chlamydia trachomatis can benefit from enhanced surveillance: findings from Australia
    Hammad Ali
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 88:552-7. 2012
    ..To determine trends and correlates of chlamydia positivity among young heterosexuals attending Australian sexual health services and to compare these with population-based notification data...
  12. doi request reprint Anal sexually transmitted infections and risk of HIV infection in homosexual men
    Fengyi Jin
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Level 2, 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales 2010, Australia
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 53:144-9. 2010
    ..We examined a range of common bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections as risk factors for HIV seroconversion in a community-based cohort of HIV-negative homosexual men in Sydney, Australia...
  13. doi request reprint Will changes in gay men's sexual behavior reduce syphilis rates?
    Richard T Gray
    Kirby Institute for Immunity Infection and Society, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 38:1151-8. 2011
    ..Reducing rates of partner change and increasing condom usage among gay men are obvious targets for potentially reducing syphilis transmission among gay men...
  14. doi request reprint The decriminalization of prostitution is associated with better coverage of health promotion programs for sex workers
    Christine Harcourt
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, New South Wales and National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:482-6. 2010
    ..The cities were Melbourne (brothels legalized if licensed, unlicensed brothels criminalized), Perth (criminalization of all forms of sex work) and Sydney (sex work largely decriminalized, without licensing)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for genital and anal warts in a prospective cohort of HIV-negative homosexual men: the HIM study
    Fengyi Jin
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 34:488-93. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors for genital and anal warts in HIV-negative homosexual men in Sydney...
  16. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus types 6 and 11 seropositivity: risk factors and association with ano-genital warts among homosexual men
    I Mary Poynten
    Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    J Infect 66:503-11. 2013
    ..Human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6 and 11 are most commonly associated with ano-genital warts. There are few data on the sero-epidemiology of HPV6 and HPV11 among homosexual men...
  17. doi request reprint Are Australian sexual health clinics attracting priority populations?
    Hammad Ali
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Sex Health 10:456-9. 2013
    ..2% v. 2.3%). This study confirms that Australian sexual health clinics attract higher proportions of priority populations and are thus meeting their mandate as defined in the 2010-2013 National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy. ..
  18. doi request reprint Increasing gay men's testing rates and enhancing partner notification can reduce the incidence of syphilis
    Ian Down
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Sex Health 9:472-80. 2012
    ..We sought to determine whether gay men would be willing to increase syphilis testing and partner notification, and assessed the possible epidemiological impact these changes might have in the Australian population...
  19. doi request reprint High annual syphilis testing rates among gay men in Australia, but insufficient retesting
    Rebecca Guy
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 39:268-75. 2012
    ..Since 2000, infectious syphilis notifications have increased substantially among Australian gay men. We describe testing at a frequency lower than guidelines recommend...
  20. doi request reprint Does circumcision make a difference to the sexual experience of gay men? Findings from the Health in Men (HIM) cohort
    Limin Mao
    National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Sex Med 5:2557-61. 2008
    ..The relevance of circumcision in preventing male-to-male sexual transmission of HIV is poorly understood, in particular because any potential beneficial effect could be diminished by the impact of circumcision on sexual behavior...
  21. doi request reprint Prevalence, incidence and risk factors for pharyngeal gonorrhoea in a community-based HIV-negative cohort of homosexual men in Sydney, Australia
    David J Templeton
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Level 2, 376 Victoria Street, Sydney NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 86:90-6. 2010
    ..Pharyngeal gonorrhoea is common in homosexual men and may be important in maintaining community prevalence of anogenital infections...
  22. doi request reprint Re-testing for chlamydia at sexual health services in Australia, 2004-08
    Rebecca Guy
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2034, Australia
    Sex Health 8:242-7. 2011
    ..To describe the frequency of the 3-month test for re-infection among sexual health service patients in Australia...
  23. doi request reprint The decline in sexual assaults in men's prisons in New South Wales: a "systems" approach
    Lorraine Yap
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    J Interpers Violence 26:3157-81. 2011
    ..In anthropology, the term "system" is used widely for describing sociocultural phenomena of a given society in a holistic manner without reducing the complexity of a given community...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sexual practices and dental dam use among women prisoners--a mixed methods study
    Lorraine Yap
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Sex Health 7:170-6. 2010
    ..However, we do not know whether they serve any useful public health purpose...
  25. ncbi request reprint High chlamydia positivity rates in Indigenous people attending Australian sexual health services
    Catherine C O'Connor
    RPA Sexual Health, Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 200:595-8. 2014
    ..To assess the clinical epidemiology of chlamydia among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) people attending sexual health services around Australia...
  26. pmc Condoms for prisoners: no evidence that they increase sex in prison, but they increase safe sex
    Tony Butler
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 89:377-9. 2013
    ..In New South Wales' (NSW) prisons, condoms are freely distributed, while in Queensland prisons none are distributed...
  27. pmc Penile implants among prisoners-a cause for concern?
    Lorraine Yap
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e53065. 2013
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Sexual behaviour and sexual health of Australian prisoners
    Tony Butler
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Sex Health 10:64-73. 2013
    ..g. self-reported exposure to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and female reproductive outcomes) using data from the Sexual Health and Attitudes of Australian Prisoners (SHAAP) survey...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, incidence, and risk factors for human papillomavirus 16 seropositivity in Australian homosexual men
    Isobel Mary Poynten
    HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program, The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 39:726-32. 2012
    ..This cancer is markedly increasing among homosexual men. There is limited knowledge of the epidemiology and natural history of anal HPV infection in homosexual men...
  30. doi request reprint Would gay men change their sexual behavior to reduce syphilis rates?
    Pol Dominic McCann
    Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 38:1145-50. 2011
    ..We aimed to elicit information on the acceptability of behavior change interventions among gay men for reducing syphilis transmission...
  31. pmc High rates of sexually transmitted infections in HIV positive homosexual men: data from two community based cohorts
    Fengyi Jin
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Level 2, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 83:397-9. 2007
    ..We compared rates of common STIs between HIV positive and HIV negative homosexual men from two ongoing community based cohort studies in Sydney, Australia...
  32. ncbi request reprint Could sexually transmissible infections be contributing to the increase in HIV infections among men who have sex with men in Australia?
    Melanie G Middleton
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Level 2 376 Victoria Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Health 5:131-40. 2008
    ..To review existing data on sexually transmissible infections (STI) in men who have sex with men in Australia in order to determine the possible contribution of STI to diverging trends in HIV notifications in different states...
  33. pmc Using population attributable risk to choose HIV prevention strategies in men who have sex with men
    Rebecca J Guy
    Kirby Institute formerly the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:247. 2011
    ..We undertook an analysis of the potential population impact and cost saving that would likely result from modifying key HIV risk factors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Sydney, Australia...
  34. ncbi request reprint Circumcision and risk of HIV infection in Australian homosexual men
    David J Templeton
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Level 2, 376 Victoria Street, Sydney NSW 2010, Australia
    AIDS 23:2347-51. 2009
    ..To assess circumcision status as a risk factor for HIV seroconversion in homosexual men...
  35. doi request reprint Genital warts in young Australians five years into national human papillomavirus vaccination programme: national surveillance data
    Hammad Ali
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMJ 346:f2032. 2013
    ..To measure the effect on genital warts of the national human papillomavirus vaccination programme in Australia, which started in mid-2007...
  36. pmc Home-based chlamydia and gonorrhoea screening: a systematic review of strategies and outcomes
    Muhammad S Jamil
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:189. 2013
    ..Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) make it possible to screen people in homes with self-collected specimens. We systematically reviewed the strategies and outcomes of home-based CT/NG screening programs...
  37. doi request reprint The impact of sexually transmissible infection programs in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia: a systematic review
    Rebecca Guy
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Sex Health 9:205-12. 2012
    ..To systematically review evaluations of the impact of sexually transmissible infection (STI) programs delivered by primary health care services in remote Aboriginal communities...
  38. ncbi request reprint Transmission of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 in a prospective cohort of HIV-negative gay men: the health in men study
    Fengyi Jin
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    J Infect Dis 194:561-70. 2006
    ..Despite increasing reports of herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 (HSV-1)-associated anogenital herpes, there are very limited data comparing the seroepidemiological profile of and risk factors for HSV-1 and HSV type 2 (HSV-2) infection...
  39. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia at an inner metropolitan sexual health service in Sydney, NSW: Australian Collaboration for Chlamydia Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance (ACCESS) Project
    Neil Franklin
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Health 7:478-83. 2010
    ....
  40. pmc Circumcision and risk of sexually transmissible infections in a community-based cohort of HIV-negative homosexual men in Sydney, Australia
    David J Templeton
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    J Infect Dis 200:1813-9. 2009
    ..Circumcision status was examined as an independent risk factor for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in the Health in Men cohort of homosexual men in Sydney...
  41. doi request reprint Lymphogranuloma venereum is rare in Australian community-based samples of men who have sex with men
    David J Templeton
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 38:48-9. 2011
    ..3 per 100 PY, 95% Confidence Interval 0.008-1.7. Routine LGV typing of chlamydia infections in asymptomatic Australian men who have sex with men does not appear justified...
  42. ncbi request reprint Near elimination of genital warts in Australia predicted with extension of human papillomavirus vaccination to males
    Igor A Korostil
    From the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 40:833-5. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the additional impact on genital warts as a result of male vaccination, which was approved by the Australian government in 2012 and commenced in 2013...
  43. pmc Decline in in-patient treatments of genital warts among young Australians following the national HPV vaccination program
    Hammad Ali
    The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:140. 2013
    ..We assessed the impact of the vaccination program on the number of in-patient treatments for genital warts...
  44. doi request reprint Chlamydia trachomatis re-infections in a population-based cohort of women
    Bette Liu
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 89:45-50. 2013
    ..Re-infection with chlamydia may increase subsequent reproductive morbidity in women. The authors sought to identify characteristics associated with re-infection...
  45. doi request reprint Increasing chlamydia diagnoses but little change in hospitalisations for ectopic pregnancy and infertility among women in New South Wales from 2001 to 2008
    Bette Liu
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Sex Health 9:355-9. 2012
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Interventions to increase rescreening for repeat chlamydial infection
    Rebecca Guy
    The Kirby Institute formerly the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 39:136-46. 2012
    ..We undertook a systematic review to identify studies that compared rates of rescreening for repeat chlamydial infection between patients receiving and not receiving an intervention...
  47. doi request reprint Psychological distress and experience of sexual and physical assault among Australian prisoners
    Karen Schneider
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Crim Behav Ment Health 21:333-49. 2011
    ..Prison populations are made up of individuals from disadvantaged, often abusive backgrounds, who are more likely to suffer from psychological problems than the general community...
  48. doi request reprint Sex workers can be screened too often: a cost-effectiveness analysis in Victoria, Australia
    David P Wilson
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 86:117-25. 2010
    ..We aimed to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of the financial cost of the testing policy versus the health benefits of averting the transmission of HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea to clients...
  49. doi request reprint Frequent testing of highly sexually active gay men is required to control syphilis
    Richard T Gray
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 37:298-305. 2010
    ..The incidence of syphilis infections has been substantially increasing in gay men in the developed world...
  50. ncbi request reprint Chemoprophylaxis is likely to be acceptable and could mitigate syphilis epidemics among populations of gay men
    David P Wilson
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 38:573-9. 2011
    ..An innovative public health response could be the use of chemoprophylaxis. We sought out to determine the acceptability of syphilis chemoprophylaxis and its likely population effectiveness if it were adopted...
  51. pmc Chronic hepatitis B prevalence among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians since universal vaccination: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Simon Graham
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 13:403. 2013
    ..We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the disparity of HBsAg prevalence between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, particularly since 2000...
  52. doi request reprint Chlamydia screening strategies and outcomes in educational settings: a systematic review
    Muhammad Shahid Jamil
    From the The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA Center for Women s Health, Gender and Society, Melbourne School of Population Health, and Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA and Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 41:180-7. 2014
    ..1% and 26.3%). In conclusion, this systematic review shows that a variety of strategies have been used to screen large numbers of students in educational settings; however, only a few studies have reported CT management outcomes. ..
  53. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of chlamydia and gonorrhoea among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, 2000-2009
    Simon Graham
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 197:642-6. 2012
    ..To assess notification trends for chlamydia and gonorrhoea infections in Indigenous Australians compared with non-Indigenous Australians in 2000-2009...
  54. doi request reprint Unprotected fellatio between female sex workers and their clients in Sydney, Australia
    Phillip J Read
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, GPO Box 1614, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 88:581-4. 2012
    ..To assess the frequency and predictors of inconsistent condom use for fellatio at work by female sex workers (FSW) in Sydney and the prevalence of pharyngeal gonorrhoea and other sexually transmitted infections in these women...
  55. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Sydney women
    Marcus Y Chen
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 45:410-3. 2005
    ..Opportunistic testing of sexually active young women attending clinical services for other reasons has already been implemented in a number of other countries...
  56. pmc The chlamydia knowledge, awareness and testing practices of Australian general practitioners and practice nurses: survey findings from the Australian chlamydia control effectiveness pilot (ACCEPt)
    Rebecca Lorch
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 14:169. 2013
    ..To inform the design of the ACCEPt intervention, we aimed to determine the chlamydia knowledge, attitudes, and testing practices of participating general practitioners (GPs) and PNs...
  57. 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...
  58. pmc Improving adherence to guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pelvic inflammatory disease: a systematic review
    Bette Liu
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2012:325108. 2012
    ..We systematically reviewed the literature for studies describing strategies to improve the adherence to PID clinical guidelines...
  59. doi request reprint Trichomonas vaginalis infection among women in a low prevalence setting
    Ruby N N Uddin
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia
    Sex Health 8:65-8. 2011
    ..Trichomonas vaginalis has become rare in Australian cities but remains endemic in some remote regions. We describe the prevalence and associations of infection among women attending an urban Australian sexual health clinic...
  60. doi request reprint Point-of-care tests for the diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection: a systematic review of operational and performance characteristics
    Lucy Alexandra Watchirs Smith
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 89:320-6. 2013
    ..Systematic review of the performance and operational characteristics of point-of-care (POC) tests for the diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae...
  61. pmc Tracking type specific prevalence of human papillomavirus in cervical pre-cancer: a novel sampling strategy
    Edward K Waters
    The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:77. 2012
    ..This paper develops a protocol that eliminates the need to calculate required sample size; sample size is difficult to calculate in advance because HPV's true type-specific prevalence is imperfectly known...
  62. doi request reprint Fixed sized samples for type-specific surveillance of human papillomavirus in genital warts
    Edward K Waters
    The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Sex Health 10:95-6. 2013
    ....
  63. pmc Efficacy of interventions to increase the uptake of chlamydia screening in primary care: a systematic review
    Rebecca J Guy
    The Kirby Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 11:211. 2011
    ..We undertook a systematic review of studies assessing the efficacy of interventions for increasing the uptake of chlamydia screening in primary care...
  64. ncbi request reprint A new national Chlamydia Sentinel Surveillance System in Australia: evaluation of the first stage of implementation
    Rebecca J Guy
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 34:319-28. 2010
    ..ACCESS has considerable potential as a mechanism toward supporting a better understanding of long-term trends in chlamydia notifications and to support policy and program delivery...
  65. pmc Do condoms cause rape and mayhem? The long-term effects of condoms in New South Wales' prisons
    Lorraine Yap
    National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of New South Wales, Robert Webster Building, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 83:219-22. 2007
    ....
  66. doi request reprint Community event-based outreach screening for syphilis and other sexually transmissible infections among gay men in Sydney, Australia
    Phillip J Read
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, GPO Box 1614, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia
    Sex Health 10:357-62. 2013
    ..The cost of the Testing Tent was A$28?440. Conclusion: Nonclinical testing facilities are an acceptable option and are accessed by gay men requiring regular testing, and may be an important addition to traditional testing environments. ..
  67. pmc Mobile phones are a viable option for surveying young Australian women: a comparison of two telephone survey methods
    Bette Liu
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:159. 2011
    ..We therefore sought to examine the feasibility of recruiting young women for a national health survey through random digit dialling mobile phones...
  68. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of monitoring virologic responses to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected children in resource-limited settings
    Karen Schneider
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    AIDS 25:1143-51. 2011
    ..We investigated the cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of different frequencies of monitoring plasma viral load among HIV-positive children initiating ART in a resource-limited setting...
  69. ncbi request reprint Sex work and the law
    Christine Harcourt
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, NSW, Australia
    Sex Health 2:121-8. 2005
    ..However, more rigorous population-based research is needed to properly assess the health and welfare impacts of legal approaches to sex work...
  70. pmc AIDS-related and non-AIDS-related mortality in the Asia-Pacific region in the era of combination antiretroviral treatment
    Kathleen Falster
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Level 2, 376 Victoria St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    AIDS 23:2323-36. 2009
    ..We explored predictors of AIDS and non-AIDS mortality and compared cause-specific mortality across high-income and low-income settings in the Asia-Pacific region...
  71. ncbi request reprint Trends in clinical encounters for pelvic inflammatory disease and epididymitis in a national sample of Australian general practices
    Marcus Y Chen
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital and School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 17:384-6. 2006
    ..Only 0.3% of encounters for PID and 1.9% of those for epididymitis resulted in hospital referral. On a population level, trends in the incidence of chlamydia-related diseases do not necessarily parallel those of reported chlamydia rates...
  72. pmc Hospitalizations in a cohort of HIV patients in Australia, 1999-2007
    Kathleen Falster
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    AIDS 24:1329-39. 2010
    ..To describe hospitalization rates, risk factors and associated diagnoses in people with HIV in Australia between 1999 and 2007...
  73. ncbi request reprint The differing profiles of symptomatic and asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis-infected men in a clinical setting
    Marcus Y Chen
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, Australia School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 18:384-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, in a clinical setting, there appear to be differences in the profiles of symptomatic and asymptomatic chlamydia-infected men...
  74. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of syphilis in Australia: moving toward elimination of infectious syphilis from remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities?
    James S Ward
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW jwardATkirby unsw edu au
    Med J Aust 194:525-9. 2011
    ..To describe the epidemiology of infectious syphilis among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) people in Australia...
  75. pmc Developing and validating a risk scoring tool for chlamydia infection among sexual health clinic attendees in Australia: a simple algorithm to identify those at high risk of chlamydia infection
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMJ Open 1:e000005. 2011
    ..Conclusion The scoring tool may be included as part of a health promotion and/or clinic website to prompt those who are at increased risk of chlamydia infection, which may potentially lead to increased uptake and frequency of testing...
  76. pmc Population attributable risk for chlamydia infection in a cohort of young international travellers (backpackers) and residents in Australia
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMJ Open 1:e000004. 2011
    ..Reporting multiple partners was also associated with a large proportion of infections and the risk associated with this behaviour should be considered in health promotion strategies...
  77. pmc Who declines to give a name at a sexual health service?
    Heidi C Spillane
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 83:160-2. 2007
    ..To characterise patients who decline to provide their surname at a public sexual health centre...
  78. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis A and B infection and vaccination in a cohort of homosexual men in Sydney
    Fengyi Jin
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Health 1:227-37. 2004
    ..To determine the prevalence and incidence of hepatitis A (HAV) and B (HBV) infection and vaccination in HIV-negative homosexual men in Sydney, and associated risk factors...
  79. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and injectable progesterone
    Linda Dayan
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Lancet 364:1387-8. 2004
  80. pmc A longitudinal evaluation of Treponema pallidum PCR testing in early syphilis
    Matt Shields
    BMC Infect Dis 12:353. 2012
    ..Syphilis is a growing public health problem among men who have sex with men (MSM) globally. Rapid and accurate detection of syphilis is vital to ensure patients and their contacts receive timely treatment and reduce ongoing transmission...
  81. ncbi request reprint Changes in testing methods for genital Chlamydia trachomatis in New South Wales, Australia, 1999 to 2002
    Marcus Y Chen
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, GPO Box 1614, Sydney, New South Wales 2001, Australia
    Sex Health 2:251-3. 2005
    ..The relative frequency of different testing methods employed in the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in New South Wales has not been previously reported...
  82. ncbi request reprint Demand for sexual health services during the Olympic Games: both sides of the Sherman effect
    Anna M McNulty
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, PO Box 1614, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 14:307-8. 2003
    ..f. 3%: OR 1.83, 95% CI 1.06-3.13 P=0.03). The normal clinic population was replaced by an increased proportion of symptomatic patients who were recent arrivals in Australia...
  83. ncbi request reprint Completeness and timeliness of treatment for chlamydia within a sexual health service
    Marcus Y Chen
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, GPO Box 1614, Sydney, New South Wales 2001, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 15:762-4. 2004
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