C K Fairley

Summary

Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A cross-sectional study of reported symptoms for sexually transmissible infections among female sex workers in Papua New Guinea
    Eunice Bruce
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Sex Health 7:71-6. 2010
  2. pmc Contraception matters: indicators of poor usage of contraception in sexually active women attending family planning clinics in Victoria, Australia
    Jason Ong
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:1108. 2012
  3. 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
  4. pmc Interventions for increasing chlamydia screening in primary care: a review
    Samitha Ginige
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:95. 2007
  5. pmc Implementing chlamydia screening: what do women think? A systematic review of the literature
    Natasha L Pavlin
    Department of General Practice, Melbourne University, 200 Berkeley St, Carlton, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:221. 2006
  6. pmc What needs to change to increase chlamydia screening in general practice in Australia? The views of general practitioners
    Jane S Hocking
    Key Centre for Women s Health in Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 8:425. 2008
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. pmc Take the sex out of STI screening! Views of young women on implementing chlamydia screening in General Practice
    Natasha L Pavlin
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 8:62. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

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Publications152 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint A cross-sectional study of reported symptoms for sexually transmissible infections among female sex workers in Papua New Guinea
    Eunice Bruce
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Sex Health 7:71-6. 2010
    ....
  2. pmc Contraception matters: indicators of poor usage of contraception in sexually active women attending family planning clinics in Victoria, Australia
    Jason Ong
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:1108. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with risk of unintended pregnancy in a sample of Victorian women attending family planning clinics...
  3. 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...
  4. pmc Interventions for increasing chlamydia screening in primary care: a review
    Samitha Ginige
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:95. 2007
    ..Our aim was to review the evidence for specific interventions aimed at increasing chlamydia screening rates in primary care...
  5. pmc Implementing chlamydia screening: what do women think? A systematic review of the literature
    Natasha L Pavlin
    Department of General Practice, Melbourne University, 200 Berkeley St, Carlton, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:221. 2006
    ..We undertook a literature review to document the views, attitudes and opinions of women about being screened, tested and diagnosed with Chlamydia trachomatis...
  6. pmc What needs to change to increase chlamydia screening in general practice in Australia? The views of general practitioners
    Jane S Hocking
    Key Centre for Women s Health in Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 8:425. 2008
    ..The views of general practitioners (GPs) are necessary to inform the design of the program. This paper aimed to investigate Australian GPs' views on how chlamydia screening could work in the Australian context...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. pmc Take the sex out of STI screening! Views of young women on implementing chlamydia screening in General Practice
    Natasha L Pavlin
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 8:62. 2008
    ..Australia is developing a chlamydia screening program. This study aimed to determine the attitudes of young women to the introduction of chlamydia screening in Australian General Practice...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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...
  11. doi request reprint 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...
  12. doi request reprint What can surveillance of genital warts tell us?
    Christopher K Fairley
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, VIC 3053, Australia
    Sex Health 7:325-7. 2010
    ..However, if genital warts stabilise at a lower, but not very low, rate we will know that elimination will not be possible without vaccination of males...
  13. doi request reprint Vaccination against sexually transmitted infections
    Christopher K Fairley
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital and School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 25:66-72. 2012
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  14. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of an adherence programme for clients with HIV
    C K Fairley
    Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 14:805-9. 2003
    ..006), 2.9 (SD 0.9) and 3.3 (SD 0.8) respectively. This adherence package improved self reported adherence during the last four and seven days...
  15. doi request reprint Computer-assisted self interviewing in sexual health clinics
    Christopher K Fairley
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 37:665-8. 2010
    ..This review describes the published information on what constitutes the elements of a core sexual history and the use of computer-assisted self interviewing (CASI) within sexually transmitted disease clinics...
  16. ncbi request reprint Long-term utility of measuring adherence by self-report compared with pharmacy record in a routine clinic setting
    C K Fairley
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    HIV Med 6:366-9. 2005
    ..To compare long-term adherence to antiretroviral therapy in an HIV service, as measured by self-report and by pharmacy records. To determine the level of adherence by each measure required to suppress viral load in a majority of patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint A plea for more research on access to sexual health services
    Christopher K Fairley
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Carlton, Victoria 3050, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 18:75-6. 2007
    ..It is likely, however, that many services have changed their practices and evaluation of these changes could provide valuable data to improve the efficiency and hence improve STI control...
  18. doi request reprint 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...
  19. doi request reprint 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Re-infection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections among men who have sex with men
    N A Lister
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, and Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Women s Hospital, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 17:415-7. 2006
    ..Of the 21 infections identified, five cases were symptomatic. The incidence of rectal infections among MSM is high and prior RNg or RCt should be included as a risk factor for frequent screening...
  21. doi request reprint 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of patient-administered tampon specimens for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    S N Tabrizi
    Department of Microbiology, The Royal Women s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 27:133-7. 2000
    ..This method avoids the need for endocervical sampling and stringent criteria for transport...
  23. doi request reprint Use of computerized medical records to determine the feasibility of testing for chlamydia without patients seeing a practitioner
    A Yeung
    Sexual Health Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 21:755-7. 2010
    ..This study provides evidence for an express testing service for chlamydia to streamline the screening of low-risk, asymptomatic heterosexual patients as identified by CASI without the need to for a traditional face-to-face consultation...
  24. doi request reprint More than just anal sex: the potential for sexually transmitted infection transmission among men visiting sex-on-premises venues
    C W Phang
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 84:217-9. 2008
    ..This study aimed to obtain detailed data on the frequency of sexual practices among men who had sex with men (MSM) at sex-on-premises venues (SOPV) and to compare this with their sexual practices outside SOPV...
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. pmc A randomized, blinded, controlled trial investigating the gastrointestinal health effects of drinking water quality
    M E Hellard
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 109:773-8. 2001
    ..We found no evidence of waterborne disease in Melbourne. The application of this methodology to other water supplies will provide a better understanding of the relationship between human health and water quality...
  27. ncbi request reprint Partner notification: preferences of Melbourne clients and the estimated proportion of sexual partners they can contact
    J E Tomnay
    Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 15:415-8. 2004
    ..The currently used method (doctor's letter) is not the preferred choice of these clients and more innovative methods using recent technology may prove more effective...
  28. ncbi request reprint Testing men who have sex with men for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis prior to the introduction of guidelines at an STD clinic in Melbourne
    N A Lister
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Sex Health 1:47-50. 2004
    ..They did not recommend asymptomatic screening for urethral gonorrhoea or pharyngeal screening for chlamydia. To determine if these guidelines were appropriate, we audited gonorrhoea and chlamydia testing of MSM at our Centre...
  29. pmc A randomised controlled trial comparing computer-assisted with face-to-face sexual history taking in a clinical setting
    R L Tideman
    Department of Public Health, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 83:52-6. 2007
    ..To compare computer-assisted self-interview (CASI) with routine face-to-face interview (FTFI) for sexual history taking from patients in a clinical setting...
  30. doi request reprint How men with non-chlamydial, non-gonococcal urethritis are managed in Australasia
    R Teague
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 19:581-5. 2008
    ..These included Mycoplasma genitalium, herpes simplex virus, ureaplasma species, Trichomonas vaginalis and adenoviruses...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cohort analysis of two multidisciplined adherence intervention programmes for patients on antiretroviral therapy
    A Doxanakis
    Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 17:257-9. 2006
    ..09-2.11, P = 0.78). The use of an adherence intervention programme is associated with a decrease in mean viral load, which is in contrast to the control group that demonstrated an increase in viral load over time...
  32. ncbi request reprint Comparison of tampon and urine as self-administered methods of specimen collection in the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis in women
    S N Tabrizi
    Department of Microbiology, The Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 9:347-9. 1998
    ..Tampon-collected specimens tested by PCR were more sensitive than urine specimens for the detection of N. gonorrhoeae and T. vaginalis (P < 0.001) and equally sensitive for the detection of C. trachomatis (P=0.45)...
  33. pmc Differing Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterial loads in the pharynx and rectum in men who have sex with men: implications for gonococcal detection, transmission, and control
    M Bissessor
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053
    J Clin Microbiol 49:4304-6. 2011
    ..001). Bacterial loads among men with symptomatic proctitis were strikingly high (median, 278,000 copies/swab)...
  34. pmc Symptoms of non-gonococcal urethritis in heterosexual men: a case control study
    P Iser
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 81:163-5. 2005
    ..To determine microbial and behavioural factors contributing to non-gonococcal urethral symptoms in men...
  35. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of PorB variable region typing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae using PCR-ELISA in samples collected from men who have sex with men
    A E Ling
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    J Clin Lab Anal 21:237-43. 2007
    ..gonorrhoeae from N. meningitidis present in some of the samples. PCR ELISA is a rapid, relatively inexpensive and alternative molecular typing method for N. gonorrhoeae, suitable for use in conjunction with molecular diagnostic tests...
  36. doi request reprint 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint Association between risk of acquiring HIV and beliefs and perceptions about the lived experience of HIV/AIDS among HIV-negative or untested men who have sex with men
    M Sidat
    Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
    AIDS Care 18:934-41. 2006
    ..03). Only a minority of MSM engaging in UAI were optimistic about antiretroviral therapy. The study participants were in general pessimistic about life with HIV/AIDS despite their risk-taking sexual behaviour...
  38. doi request reprint 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Client acceptability of the use of computers in a sexual health clinic
    R L Tideman
    School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 17:121-3. 2006
    ..4. Clients assessed as being at higher risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection were no more reluctant than others to provide their details using a computer-assisted self-interview...
  40. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in an urban swimming pool: why are such outbreaks difficult to detect?
    M E Hellard
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:272-5. 2000
    ..To describe an outbreak of Cryptosporidium gastroenteritis in a swimming pool in Melbourne in early 1998 that was not detected through routine surveillance, and discuss difficulties in identifying such outbreaks...
  41. doi request reprint Screening pregnant women for chlamydia: what are the predictors of infection?
    M Y Chen
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 85:31-5. 2009
    ..To determine the risk factors associated with chlamydial infection in pregnancy and the sensitivity and specificity of these when used for selective screening...
  42. doi request reprint HIV-testing of men who have sex with men: variable testing rates among clinicians
    T Petlo
    Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 22:727-9. 2011
    ..Increasing HIV testing rates among high-risk groups require engagement not only of individuals at risk but also awareness among health-care providers who perform HIV testing...
  43. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Definitions of antiretroviral treatment failure for measuring quality outcomes
    A Samaranayake
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Australia
    HIV Med 11:427-31. 2010
    ..Our aim was to compare three different definitions of treatment failure and discuss their use as quality outcome measures for a clinical service...
  45. ncbi request reprint Predictors for non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy
    K J Wilson
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Sex Health 1:251-7. 2004
    ..To determine the risk factors for non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy...
  46. doi request reprint What female patients feel about the offer of a chaperone by a male sexual health practitioner
    C Simanjuntak
    School of Population Health, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanson Street, Carlton 3053, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 20:165-7. 2009
    ..The results reassure that when a female patient declines the offer of a chaperone within a sexual health clinic, the male practitioner can feel confident that this is the expression of the patient's wish...
  47. ncbi request reprint Does the Internet assist clients to carry out contact tracing? A randomized controlled trial using web-based information
    J E Tomnay
    Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 17:391-4. 2006
    ..The results of this study indicate that providing a website with specific information about the infection to which a partner has been exposed is not harmful...
  48. doi request reprint Australian men who have sex with men prefer rapid oral HIV testing over conventional blood testing for HIV
    M Y Chen
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 21:428-30. 2010
    ..Overall, MSM expressed a preference for rapid oral HIV testing and would test more frequently if testing was available for clinic or home use in Australia...
  49. doi request reprint 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary HIV adherence intervention: a randomized study
    R W Levy
    Department of Pharmacy, The Alfred, Victoria, Australia
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 18:728-35. 2004
    ..9 to 1.0, p < 0.001), 7 (3.0 to 1.8, p < 0.001) and 28 (7.4 to 4.2, p < 0.001) days and a decrease in the Morisky score, indicating an improvement in medication taking behaviour (1.3 to 0.5 p < 0.001)...
  51. doi request reprint Size of anal squamous cell carcinomas at diagnosis: a retrospective case series
    T R H Read
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 24:879-82. 2013
    ..This suggests most anal squamous cell carcinoma were visible or palpable for some time before diagnosis, meaning that screening high-risk groups by anal inspection and palpation is plausible. ..
  52. doi request reprint Sampling technique is important for optimal isolation of pharyngeal gonorrhoea
    M Mitchell
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 89:557-60. 2013
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Effects of a change from an appointment service to a walk-in triage service at a sexual health centre
    R L Tideman
    Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, 3053 Victoria, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 14:793-5. 2003
    ..Our findings should complement the other reasons to adopt a WITS system, such as improving access for those most in need and vital to reach if STI rates are to fall...
  54. doi request reprint The psychosocial burden of human papillomavirus related disease and screening interventions
    M Pirotta
    University of Melbourne, Primary Care Research Unit, Department of General Practice, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 85:508-13. 2009
    ....
  55. 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...
  56. ncbi request reprint HIV partner notification: a 2002 Victorian audit
    J E Tomnay
    Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 15:629-31. 2004
    ..001) but more commonly used patient referral (41% MSM vs 9% non-MSM, P = 0.001). Of the 13 individuals found to be HIV-positive through contact tracing, nine (69%) were non-MSM...
  57. ncbi request reprint Changes in the incidence of gastroenteritis and the implementation of public water treatment
    S McConnell
    Environmental Protection Authority, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Environ Health Res 11:299-303. 2001
    ..However, water treatment remains essential to protecting public health...
  58. ncbi request reprint 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
  59. pmc Discordance between trends in chlamydia notifications and hospital admission rates for chlamydia related diseases in New South Wales, Australia
    M Y Chen
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 81:318-22. 2005
    ..An increasing incidence of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection would be expected to lead to a rise in the incidence of chlamydia related diseases...
  60. pmc Methods used to maintain a high level of participant involvement in a clinical trial
    M E Hellard
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:348-51. 2001
    ..To describe the strategies adopted to maintain high level participation throughout a community based clinical trial, and the reasons given by participants for why they participated in the study...
  61. pmc The experience of providing young people attending general practice with an online risk assessment tool to assess their own sexual health risk
    Jade E Bilardi
    Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 9:29. 2009
    ..The secondary aim was to test the acceptability of the tool among general practitioners and young people...
  62. ncbi request reprint Do the characteristics of sexual health centre clients predict chlamydia infection sufficiently strongly to allow selective screening?
    Jane Hocking
    Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Sex Health 2:185-92. 2005
    ..This study aimed to estimate chlamydia prevalence and risk factors for infection and to assess the performance of chlamydia-selective screening criteria among clients attending a large sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic...
  63. doi request reprint Innovative resources could help improve partner notification for chlamydia in primary care
    Jade E Bilardi
    Sexual Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 36:779-83. 2009
    ..To examine practices of general practitioners' (GPs) in relation to partner notification for chlamydia and identify the supports they would find most useful to assist them...
  64. doi request reprint Acceptability of digital anal cancer screening examinations in HIV-positive homosexual men
    T R H Read
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia
    HIV Med 14:491-6. 2013
    ....
  65. doi request reprint 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...
  66. ncbi request reprint Adherence to antiretroviral therapy: are we doing enough?
    T Read
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Intern Med J 33:254-6. 2003
    ..Adherence can be improved by addressing these issues or through other means such as pill boxes or electronic reminders...
  67. pmc The incidence of sexually transmitted infections among frequently screened sex workers in a decriminalised and regulated system in Melbourne
    D M Lee
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 81:434-6. 2005
    ..To determine the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) among decriminalised and regulated sex workers in Victoria...
  68. pmc Current practice of sexual history taking by sexual health physicians in Australia and New Zealand
    R L Tideman
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, VIC 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 80:389-91. 2004
    ..To document the current practice of fellows of the Australasian College of Sexual Health Physicians (ACSHP) when taking a sexual history from a new client...
  69. ncbi request reprint New technology and partner notification--why aren't we using them?
    J E Tomnay
    Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, 3053 Victoria, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 16:19-22. 2005
    ..This research is important if we are to procure an evidence base for future contact tracing strategies rather than allowing these methods to become commonplace at the initiation of our clients...
  70. ncbi request reprint Failure to detect norovirus in a large group of asymptomatic individuals
    J A Marshall
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Locked Bag 815, Carlton South, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Public Health 118:230-3. 2004
    ..8%. Thus, it is unlikely that asymptomatic people are an important reservoir for norovirus...
  71. ncbi request reprint General practitioners' use of internet-based patient materials for partner notification
    Jane E Tomnay
    Department of Public Health, Univeristy of Melbourne, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 34:613-6. 2007
    ..To determine if general practitioners (GPs) would use chlamydia resources for partner notification (PN) when the address to a website was printed on positive results...
  72. ncbi request reprint A survey of partner notification practices among general practitioners and their use of an internet resource for partner notification for Chlamydia trachomatis
    Jane E Tomnay
    Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Sex Health 3:217-20. 2006
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Access to sexual health advice using an automated, internet-based risk assessment service
    David M Lee
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, 580 Swanston Street, VIC 3053, Australia
    Sex Health 6:63-6. 2009
    ..checkyourrisk.org.au/), and to compare this with that of patients attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) for the first time over the same 6-month period: January-June 2006...
  74. ncbi request reprint Introduction of screening guidelines for men who have sex with men at an STD clinic, the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Australia
    Nichole A Lister
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Sex Health 2:241-4. 2005
    ..In response, screening guidelines for MSM were introduced at the clinic using a computer reminder. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the guidelines and alert on screening MSM for gonorrhoea and chlamydia...
  75. ncbi request reprint Australian sexual health practitioners' use of chaperones for genital examinations: a survey of attitudes and practice
    Danielle C Newton
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Sex Health 4:95-7. 2007
    ..To examine the current practice and attitudes of Australian sexual health practitioners towards the use of chaperones for genital examinations...
  76. ncbi request reprint Higher-risk behavioral practices associated with bacterial vaginosis compared with vaginal candidiasis
    Catriona Susan Bradshaw
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Obstet Gynecol 106:105-14. 2005
    ....
  77. doi request reprint Nonoccupational post-exposure prophylaxis source tracing: is it really feasible in Australia?
    A B Pierce
    Victorian NPEP Service, Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    HIV Med 13:436-8. 2012
    ..The Victorian NPEP Service in Australia attempted to replicate this study with the addition of HIV rapid testing and a mobile service...
  78. ncbi request reprint Screening for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis in men who have sex with men at male-only saunas
    N A Lister
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 30:886-9. 2003
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of patients with community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia
    A A Padiglione
    Department of Epidemiology, Monash Medical School, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Vic
    Med J Aust 170:165-7. 1999
    ..To describe the level of activity, independence and demographics of elderly people hospitalised with community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia...
  80. pmc Dietary intake and domestic food preparation and handling as risk factors for gastroenteritis: a case-control study
    T Z Mitakakis
    Comparative Research Centre Water Quality and Treatment, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Epidemiol Infect 132:601-6. 2004
    ..44-2.05, P< or = 001). Although food-handling and storage practices are considered important, we were unable to detect an association in this study...
  81. pmc Escherichia coli and community-acquired gastroenteritis, Melbourne, Australia
    Roy M Robins-Browne
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1797-805. 2004
    ..Apart from the surface protein, intimin, no virulence determinant or phenotype was uniformly present in atypical EPEC strains. This study shows that atypical EPEC are an important cause of gastroenteritis in Melbourne...
  82. doi request reprint Risk factors for female sexual dysfunction in the general population: exploring factors associated with low sexual function and sexual distress
    Richard D Hayes
    School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    J Sex Med 5:1681-93. 2008
    ..No previous population-based studies have used validated instruments to measure female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in Australian women across a broad age range...
  83. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of questionnaire-elicited or clinically reported anorectal symptoms for rectal Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis amongst men who have sex with men
    Nichole A Lister
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Sex Health 5:77-82. 2008
    ..Although Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ng) and Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) are common infections in men who have sex with men, it is unclear from previous studies whether anorectal symptoms are reliable clinical indicators of infection...
  84. doi request reprint Patterns of treatment of external genital warts in Australian sexual health clinics
    Marie V Pirotta
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 36:375-9. 2009
    ..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...
  85. ncbi request reprint The differing views of male and female patients toward chaperones for genital examinations in a sexual health setting
    Richard Teague
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 34:1004-7. 2007
    ..To determine the attitudes of male and female patients to the use of chaperones during genital examination within a sexually transmitted diseases clinic...
  86. doi request reprint What is the "true" prevalence of female sexual dysfunctions and does the way we assess these conditions have an impact?
    Richard D Hayes
    University of Melbourne Department of Public Health, Melbourne
    J Sex Med 5:777-87. 2008
    ..A wide range of prevalence estimates of female sexual dysfunctions (FSD) have been reported...
  87. ncbi request reprint Are aspects of study design associated with the reported prevalence of female sexual difficulties?
    Richard D Hayes
    School of Population Health, Department of Public Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Fertil Steril 90:497-505. 2008
    ..To investigate associations between the prevalence of sexual difficulties reported in published studies and design features of those studies to determine if differences in design contribute to variation in prevalence estimates...
  88. pmc Variability of the Chlamydia trachomatis omp1 gene detected in samples from men tested in male-only saunas in Melbourne, Australia
    Nichole A Lister
    Department of Public Health, Sexual Health Unit, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, The University of Melbourne, 580 Swanston St, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 42:2596-601. 2004
    ..trachomatis elsewhere. No significant genetic variants were found, as most variable positions were silent and were detected only in single samples...
  89. 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...
  90. 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...
  91. ncbi request reprint What can prevalence studies tell us about female sexual difficulty and dysfunction?
    Richard D Hayes
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Sex Med 3:589-95. 2006
    ..Many recent studies have investigated the prevalence of female sexual difficulty/dysfunction...
  92. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia screening--Australia should strive to achieve what others have not
    Jane S Hocking
    Key Centre for Women s Health in Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:106-8. 2008
    ..This experience places it in a strong position to design and implement an innovative chlamydia screening program to reduce chlamydia prevalence...
  93. doi request reprint Computer reminders for Chlamydia screening in general practice: a randomized controlled trial
    Jennifer Walker
    University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 37:445-50. 2010
    ..The aim of this trial was to determine the effectiveness of a computer alert in general practice on chlamydia testing in young women...
  94. ncbi request reprint Rising HIV notifications in Australia: accounting for the increase in people living with HIV and implications for the HIV transmission rate
    Samitha Ginige
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Sex Health 4:31-3. 2007
    ..To describe the changes in notification rates for HIV, as a proportion of people living with HIV infection, in Australia...
  95. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive clinical care on-site in men-only saunas: confidential STI/HIV screening outreach clinic
    Nichole A Lister
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 16:794-8. 2005
    ..On the basis of our evaluation, we have opted to continue the comprehensive STI/HIV testing programme in local men-only saunas...
  96. ncbi request reprint Associations between condom use and rectal or urethral chlamydia infection in men
    Jane Hocking
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne and Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 33:256-8. 2006
    ..To investigate the association of condom use with chlamydia infection in men attending a large sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic in Australia...
  97. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors are associated with prolonged hospitalization in a population with advanced HIV
    A C Cheng
    Registrar in Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 12:302-6. 2001
    ..Increased understanding of this group should enable the development of programmes directed at morbidity and mortality...
  98. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and genotyping of HPV in cervical cancer among Australian women
    S Chen
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease, The Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, Australia
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 67:163-8. 1999
    ..To investigate the association between HPV DNA detection and histological examination of tumor biopsies from women with cervical cancer...
  99. pmc Are patient responses to sensitive sexual health questions influenced by the sex of the practitioner?
    S Ginige
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 82:321-2. 2006
    ..To determine whether a patient's responses to sensitive questions about their sexual behaviour are influenced by the sex of their treating practitioner...
  100. pmc Validation of roche COBAS Amplicor assay for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in rectal and pharyngeal specimens by an omp1 PCR assay
    N A Lister
    Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Royal Women s Hospital, Women s and Children s Health, Melbourne, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 42:239-41. 2004
    ..The findings of this study support the confident reporting of C. trachomatis detected by COBAS Amplicor in extragenital specimens and support the utility of this assay as a screening test for MSM...
  101. ncbi request reprint Incidence and characteristics of endemic Norwalk-like virus-associated gastroenteritis
    John A Marshall
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Med Virol 69:568-78. 2003
    ..NLV G1 seasonality was significantly different from that of NLV G2. Seven major NLV clusters were identified by phylogenetic analysis...