Handan Wand

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc High prevalence of obesity among women who enrolled in HIV prevention trials in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: healthy diet and life style messages should be integrated into HIV prevention programs
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:159. 2013
  2. doi request reprint High rates of late HIV diagnosis among people who inject drugs compared to men who have sex with men and heterosexual men and women in Australia
    Handan Wand
    Faculty of Medicine, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, 45 Beach Street, Coogee, Sydney, NSW, 2034, Australia
    AIDS Behav 17:235-41. 2013
  3. pmc Investigating the spatial variations of high prevalences of severe malnutrition among children in Papua New Guinea: results from geoadditive models
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 5:288. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Analyzing continuous measures in HIV prevention research using semiparametric regression and parametric regression models: how to use data to get the (right) answer?
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    AIDS Behav 16:1448-53. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Disproportionate impact of combination antiretroviral therapy on AIDS incidence in Australia: results from a modified back-projection model
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, UNSW Cliffbrook Campus, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    AIDS Behav 16:360-7. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The effects of injectable hormonal contraceptives on HIV seroconversion and on sexually transmitted infections
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    AIDS 26:375-80. 2012
  7. doi 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. 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
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Higher HCV antibody prevalence among Indigenous clients of needle and syringe programs
    James Ward
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, 45 Beach Street, Coogee, NSW 2010
    Aust N Z J Public Health 35:421-6. 2011

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Publications66

  1. pmc High prevalence of obesity among women who enrolled in HIV prevention trials in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: healthy diet and life style messages should be integrated into HIV prevention programs
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:159. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of obesity in a cohort of South African women and discuss the implications for public health practices...
  2. doi request reprint High rates of late HIV diagnosis among people who inject drugs compared to men who have sex with men and heterosexual men and women in Australia
    Handan Wand
    Faculty of Medicine, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, 45 Beach Street, Coogee, Sydney, NSW, 2034, Australia
    AIDS Behav 17:235-41. 2013
    ..Ongoing prevention efforts need to be coupled with targeted testing and treatment efforts to increase the diagnosis of recent infection in PWID and reduce apparent inequities in access to screening...
  3. pmc Investigating the spatial variations of high prevalences of severe malnutrition among children in Papua New Guinea: results from geoadditive models
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 5:288. 2012
    ..Current study investigated the prevalences of stunting and wasting among a cohort of children in PNG and described the spatial features of these outcomes at the province and district-levels...
  4. doi request reprint Analyzing continuous measures in HIV prevention research using semiparametric regression and parametric regression models: how to use data to get the (right) answer?
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    AIDS Behav 16:1448-53. 2012
    ..We showed that using semiparametric regression techniques may be helpful in understanding the best way to do the categorization when it is desired...
  5. doi request reprint Disproportionate impact of combination antiretroviral therapy on AIDS incidence in Australia: results from a modified back-projection model
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, UNSW Cliffbrook Campus, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    AIDS Behav 16:360-7. 2012
    ..The impact of cART on AIDS diagnoses has been modest among IDUs. Late presentation, poor access to health services and barriers to uptake of cART may account for the divergence between these population groups...
  6. doi request reprint The effects of injectable hormonal contraceptives on HIV seroconversion and on sexually transmitted infections
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    AIDS 26:375-80. 2012
    ..To investigate the association between hormonal contraceptives and risk of HIV-1 seroconversion and prevalence of other sexually transmitted infections...
  7. doi 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. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. doi request reprint Higher HCV antibody prevalence among Indigenous clients of needle and syringe programs
    James Ward
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, 45 Beach Street, Coogee, NSW 2010
    Aust N Z J Public Health 35:421-6. 2011
    ..To compare prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody and associated risk behaviours among Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants in the Australian Needle and Syringe Program Survey...
  11. 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...
  12. doi request reprint SMS reminders improve re-screening in women and heterosexual men with chlamydia infection at Sydney Sexual Health Centre: a before-and-after study
    Rebecca Guy
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 89:11-5. 2013
    ..SMS reminders were sent at 3 months recommending the patient make an appointment for a re-screen...
  13. doi request reprint Changes in mortality following HIV and AIDS and estimation of the number of people living with diagnosed HIV/AIDS in Australia, 1981-2003
    Fatemeh Nakhaee
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Health 6:129-34. 2009
    ..To investigate changes in mortality following HIV and AIDS in Australia...
  14. doi request reprint Combined impact of sexual risk behaviors for HIV seroconversion among women in Durban, South Africa: implications for prevention policy and planning
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    AIDS Behav 15:479-86. 2011
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Estimating population attributable risk for hepatitis C seroconversion in injecting drug users in Australia: implications for prevention policy and planning
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, Australia
    Addiction 104:2049-56. 2009
    ..To determine risk factors and estimate their population-level contribution to hepatitis C virus (HCV) burden...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of ultrasound for assessing facial lipoatrophy in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Dianne Carey
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    AIDS 19:1325-7. 2005
    ..Changes in facial fat assessed by ultrasonography did not correlate significantly with more established objective measures of lipoatrophy severity. The measurement of malar fat using ultrasonography is not recommended...
  17. pmc Opt-out and opt-in testing increases syphilis screening of HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Australia
    Rebecca Guy
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e71436. 2013
    ..We describe differences in syphilis testing frequency among HIV-positive MSM by clinic testing policies since this recommendation...
  18. pmc Antiretroviral treatment interruption and loss to follow-up in two HIV cohorts in Australia and Asia: implications for 'test and treat' prevention strategy
    Rebecca Guy
    1 The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 27:681-91. 2013
    ..In conclusion, since 2006, 7.8% of patients had significant time off treatment, which has the potential to compromise any 'test and treat' policy as during the interruption viral load will rebound and increase the risk of transmission...
  19. 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...
  20. doi request reprint HIV incidence trends vary between jurisdictions in Australia: an extended back-projection analysis of men who have sex with men
    Kylie Ann Mallitt
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Health 9:138-43. 2012
    ..We use national population surveillance data to estimate the incidence of HIV infections among MSM by jurisdiction and infer the proportion of undiagnosed infections...
  21. 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. ..
  22. 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...
  23. doi request reprint Reduction in HCV incidence among injection drug users attending needle and syringe programs in Australia: a linkage study
    Jenny Iversen
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Public Health 103:1436-44. 2013
    ..We examined trends in HCV incident infection among injection drug users (IDUs) attending needle and syringe programs (NSPs) in Australia in 1995 to 2010...
  24. doi request reprint A randomised controlled trial of financial incentives to increase hepatitis B vaccination completion among people who inject drugs in Australia
    Libby Topp
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia
    Prev Med 57:297-303. 2013
    ..This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of modest financial incentives in increasing completion of an accelerated 3-dose hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination schedule (0, 7, 21days) among people who inject drugs (PWID)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Representativeness of injecting drug users who participate in HIV surveillance: results from Australia's Needle and Syringe Program Survey
    Libby Topp
    Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:632-8. 2008
    ..This study examined the representativeness of NSP Survey samples...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus after initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV infection
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Australia
    AIDS 21:2445-53. 2007
    ..Metabolic syndrome (MS) identifies individuals at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Little is known about MS and its consequences following initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART)...
  30. 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...
  31. 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
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Gender differences in hepatitis C antibody prevalence and risk behaviours amongst people who inject drugs in Australia 1998-2008
    Jenny Iversen
    Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Drug Policy 21:471-6. 2010
    ..This study aims to assess gender differences in hepatitis C antibody prevalence and associated risk behaviours amongst a large sample of PWID in Australia...
  33. 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)...
  34. pmc Correlates of susceptibility to hepatitis B among people who inject drugs in Sydney, Australia
    Rachel M Deacon
    Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Urban Health 89:769-78. 2012
    ..The lack of an association between incarceration and vaccination also suggests increasing vaccination uptake and completion in adult and juvenile correctional facilities may also be important...
  35. pmc Geoadditive models to assess spatial variation of HIV infections among women in local communities of Durban, South Africa
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Health Geogr 10:28. 2011
    ..We investigated the geographical variability of HIV infection in rural areas of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa...
  36. doi request reprint Individual-level syringe coverage among Needle and Syringe Program attendees in Australia
    Jenny Iversen
    Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program, Kirby Institute, University of NSW, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 122:195-200. 2012
    ..Estimates of program coverage are widely used in the context of HIV prevention and are critical in determining the effectiveness of interventions such as Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs)...
  37. doi 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint Influence of rosiglitazone on flow-mediated dilation and other markers of cardiovascular risk in HIV-infected patients with lipoatrophy
    Jason C Kovacic
    Cardiology Department, HIV, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Clinical Services Unit, St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Antivir Ther 10:135-43. 2005
    ..This study sought to investigate the effects of rosiglitazone on endothelial function and other markers of cardiovascular risk in patients with HIV-related lipoatrophy...
  39. doi request reprint Fifteen years of HIV surveillance among people who inject drugs: the Australian Needle and Syringe Program Survey 1995-2009
    Libby Topp
    Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Australia
    AIDS 25:835-42. 2011
    ..This study aimed to determine the correlates of HIV infection among PWID; and to examine these correlates over time...
  40. pmc Characterizing trends in HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Australia by birth cohorts: results from a modified back-projection method
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, Australia
    J Int AIDS Soc 12:19. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  41. doi request reprint HIV service capacity: identifying current and future areas of clinical shortage
    Kylie Ann Mallitt
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Sex Health 11:17-23. 2014
    ..Training of new HIV clinicians should be directed towards undersupplied areas. ..
  42. doi request reprint A Laboratory-Based Evaluation of Four Rapid Point-of-Care Tests for Syphilis
    Louise M Causer
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e91504. 2014
    ..Syphilis stage and co-infection with HIV may influence test performance. We evaluated four commercially available syphilis point-of-care devices in a head-to-head comparison using sera from laboratories in Australia...
  43. doi request reprint Hospitalisations for pelvic inflammatory disease temporally related to a diagnosis of Chlamydia or gonorrhoea: a retrospective cohort study
    Joanne Reekie
    The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e94361. 2014
    ..We sought to estimate and compare the rates of hospitalisation for PID temporally related to diagnoses of gonorrhoea and chlamydia...
  44. doi request reprint Extremely low and sustained HIV incidence among people who inject drugs in a setting of harm reduction
    Jenny Iversen
    aViral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program bBiostatistics and Databases Program, The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales cResearch Strategy Unit, Cancer Council NSW dPublic Health Interventions Research Group, The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    AIDS 28:275-8. 2014
    ....
  45. doi request reprint New Xpress sexually transmissible infection screening clinic improves patient journey and clinic capacity at a large sexual health clinic
    Vickie Knight
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, South East Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Transm Dis 40:75-80. 2013
    ..Xpress involved a computer-assisted self-interview, self-collected samples and enrolled nurse staffing. We evaluated the impact of the service on patient journey, staff costs, and clinical capacity...
  46. doi request reprint A randomized study of pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of 2 raltegravir plus atazanavir strategies in ART-treated adults
    Dianne Carey
    Kirby Institute University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 60:143-9. 2012
    ..New antiretroviral drug classes provide opportunities to explore novel regimens...
  47. ncbi request reprint Impact of a reduction in heroin availability on patterns of drug use, risk behaviour and incidence of hepatitis C virus infection in injecting drug users in New South Wales, Australia
    Lisa Maher
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, St Vincent s Medical Centre, 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 10, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 89:244-50. 2007
    ....
  48. pmc Developing and validating a scoring tool for identifying people who inject drugs at increased risk of hepatitis C virus infection
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ Open 2:e000387. 2012
    ..Conclusions Knowledge of HCV status has important implications for public health and care and treatment. Risk assessment strategies may assist in alerting PWID who are at increased risk of HCV infection to present for testing...
  49. doi request reprint Development of a clinical algorithm to prioritise HIV testing of hospitalised paediatric patients in a low resource moderate prevalence setting
    Waridibo E Allison
    NCHECR, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 96:67-72. 2011
    ..To develop a clinical algorithm to identify paediatric patients who should be offered HIV testing in a setting of moderate HIV prevalence and limited resources...
  50. doi request reprint Chlamydia screening in pregnancy in Australia: integration of national guidelines into clinical practice and policy
    Zhuoyang Li
    National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 53:338-46. 2013
    ..Since 2006, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) have recommended chlamydia screening in pregnant women aged <25 years...
  51. doi request reprint Quilt plots: a simple tool for the visualisation of large epidemiological data
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e85047. 2014
    ..Graphical representation of data is one of the most easily comprehended forms of explanation. The current study describes a simple visualization tool which may allow greater understanding of medical and epidemiological data...
  52. doi request reprint Demand for HIV clinical services is increasing in Australia but supply is decreasing
    Kylie Ann Mallitt
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Sex Health 10:43-6. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify current HIV clinical service capacity in Australia...
  53. 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
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Assessing and evaluating the combined impact of behavioural and biological risk factors for HIV seroconversion in a cohort of South African women
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    AIDS Care 24:1155-62. 2012
    ..Results from this study may be included as part of a health promotion to prompt those who are at increased risk of HIV infection which may potentially lead to increased uptake and frequency of testing...
  55. pmc Is Back-Projection Methodology Still Relevant for Estimating HIV Incidence from National Surveillance Data?
    Kylie Ann Mallitt
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Open AIDS J 6:108-11. 2012
    ..However, back-projection methodology should be used in conjunction with other corroborative methods to estimate current HIV incidence, and methods to combine the various techniques should be investigated...
  56. ncbi request reprint Improving surveillance for acute hepatitis C
    Rachel M Deacon
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 35:16-20. 2011
    ....
  57. pmc How effective are short message service reminders at increasing clinic attendance? A meta-analysis and systematic review
    Rebecca Guy
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
    Health Serv Res 47:614-32. 2012
    ..We undertook a review of studies that assessed the effectiveness of SMS reminders at increasing the uptake of appointments in health care settings...
  58. 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...
  59. pmc Targeting the hotspots: investigating spatial and demographic variations in HIV infection in small communities in South Africa
    Handan Wand
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Sydney, Australia
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:41. 2010
    ..Our objectives were to assess the core areas of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, using epidemiological data among sexually active women from localized communities...
  60. doi request reprint Trends in transfusion-transmissible infections among Australian blood donors from 2005 to 2010
    Tarana T A Lucky
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, Australia
    Transfusion 53:2751-62. 2013
    ..This study determined recent trends in TTIs for which testing is conducted in Australia and described key attributes of infected blood donors...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. pmc Evaluating HIV prevention efforts using semiparametric regression models: results from a large cohort of women participating in an HIV prevention trial from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Handan Wand
    The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Int AIDS Soc 16:18589. 2013
    ..The continuing increase in HIV and STI incidence rates among the later cohorts suggests that the future trajectory of the epidemic will be dependent on the infection patterns in younger birth cohorts. ..
  65. ncbi request reprint Buffalo hump seen in HIV-associated lipodystrophy is associated with hyperinsulinemia but not dyslipidemia
    Patrick W G Mallon
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:156-62. 2005
    ....
  66. pmc The relationship between age of coital debut and HIV seroprevalence among women in Durban, South Africa: a cohort study
    Handan Wand
    Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ Open 2:e000285. 2012
    ..This increase could result from longer duration of sexual life. Prevention of HIV infection should include efforts to delay age at first sex in young women. Trial registration number NCT00121459...