H Ward

Summary

Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Low levels of HIV test coverage in clinical settings in the U.K.: a systematic review of adherence to 2008 guidelines
    Rahma Elmahdi
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 90:119-24. 2014
  2. pmc Brief intervention for alcohol misuse in people attending sexual health clinics: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Rahil Sanatinia
    Centre for Mental Health, Imperial College, London, UK
    Trials 13:149. 2012
  3. pmc Using routine data to monitor inequalities in an acute trust: a retrospective study
    Katharine M Langford
    School of Public Health, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:104. 2012
  4. pmc The association between lymphogranuloma venereum and HIV among men who have sex with men: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Minttu M Rönn
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, Old Medical School, London, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 11:70. 2011
  5. pmc Mapping HIV/STI behavioural surveillance in Europe
    Françoise Dubois-Arber
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 10:290. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevention strategies for sexually transmitted infections: importance of sexual network structure and epidemic phase
    Helen Ward
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 83:i43-49. 2007
  7. pmc What happens to women who sell sex? Report of a unique occupational cohort
    H Ward
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 82:413-7. 2006
  8. pmc Contribution of sexually transmitted infections to the sexual transmission of HIV
    Helen Ward
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 5:305-10. 2010
  9. pmc Who pays for sex? An analysis of the increasing prevalence of female commercial sex contacts among men in Britain
    H Ward
    DIDE, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 81:467-71. 2005
  10. pmc Declining prevalence of STI in the London sex industry, 1985 to 2002
    H Ward
    Division of Primary Care and Population Health Sciences, Imperial College London W2 1PG, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 80:374-6. 2004

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Publications44

  1. doi request reprint Low levels of HIV test coverage in clinical settings in the U.K.: a systematic review of adherence to 2008 guidelines
    Rahma Elmahdi
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 90:119-24. 2014
    ..To quantify the extent to which guideline recommendations for routine testing for HIV are adhered to outside of genitourinary medicine (GUM), sexual health (SH) and antenatal clinics...
  2. pmc Brief intervention for alcohol misuse in people attending sexual health clinics: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Rahil Sanatinia
    Centre for Mental Health, Imperial College, London, UK
    Trials 13:149. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Using routine data to monitor inequalities in an acute trust: a retrospective study
    Katharine M Langford
    School of Public Health, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:104. 2012
    ..However, there is no standard system for monitoring inequalities in the care provided by acute trusts. We explore the feasibility of monitoring inequalities within an acute trust using routine data...
  4. pmc The association between lymphogranuloma venereum and HIV among men who have sex with men: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Minttu M Rönn
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, Old Medical School, London, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 11:70. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to quantify the association between LGV and HIV in the context of the current emergence of LGV...
  5. pmc Mapping HIV/STI behavioural surveillance in Europe
    Françoise Dubois-Arber
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 10:290. 2010
    ..In 2008, mapping of behavioural surveillance in EU/EFTA countries was performed on behalf of the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control...
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevention strategies for sexually transmitted infections: importance of sexual network structure and epidemic phase
    Helen Ward
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 83:i43-49. 2007
    ..Further empirical work on the way network structures relate to epidemic phase, and how this changes with age and social development will help to inform intervention strategies at the population level...
  7. pmc What happens to women who sell sex? Report of a unique occupational cohort
    H Ward
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 82:413-7. 2006
    ..However, there is a paucity of evidence on the longer term impact on health. We explored the health and career paths over a period of 15 years among women who have worked in the sex industry...
  8. pmc Contribution of sexually transmitted infections to the sexual transmission of HIV
    Helen Ward
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 5:305-10. 2010
    ..We review recent evidence about the link between sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV transmission and consider implications for control programmes...
  9. pmc Who pays for sex? An analysis of the increasing prevalence of female commercial sex contacts among men in Britain
    H Ward
    DIDE, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 81:467-71. 2005
    ..The role of commercial sex in this trend is poorly understood. Little is known about the men who pay for sex. We examined the epidemiology of female commercial sex contacts reported by men in 1990 and 2000...
  10. pmc Declining prevalence of STI in the London sex industry, 1985 to 2002
    H Ward
    Division of Primary Care and Population Health Sciences, Imperial College London W2 1PG, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 80:374-6. 2004
    ..To describe major changes in the London sex industry between 1985 and 2002 and assess the implications for sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk...
  11. pmc The prevalence of lymphogranuloma venereum infection in men who have sex with men: results of a multicentre case finding study
    H Ward
    Imperial College London, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 85:173-5. 2009
    ..To determine the prevalence of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) and non-LGV associated serovars of urethral and rectal Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infection in men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Lymphogranuloma venereum in the United kingdom
    Helen Ward
    HIV and STI Section, Imperial College London, London, W2 1PG, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 44:26-32. 2007
    ..We report on, to our knowledge, the largest case series of LGV to date, with detailed epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the epidemic in the United Kingdom...
  13. ncbi request reprint Clinical predictors of rectal lymphogranuloma venereum infection: results from a multicentre case-control study in the U.K
    S N S Pallawela
    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 90:269-74. 2014
    ..We analysed the clinical presentations of rectal LGV in MSM to identify clinical characteristics predictive of LGV proctitis and produced a clinical prediction model...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for rectal lymphogranuloma venereum in gay men: results of a multicentre case-control study in the U.K
    N Macdonald
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 90:262-8. 2014
    ..To identify risk factors for rectal lymphogranuloma venereum (rLGV) in men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  15. doi request reprint Rectal chlamydia--a reservoir of undiagnosed infection in men who have sex with men
    N T Annan
    GUM HIV Directorate, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 85:176-9. 2009
    ..To determine the prevalence of rectal chlamydia infection in a cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM) and the proportion of infection that would be missed without routine screening...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sexual histories, partnerships and networks associated with the transmission of gonorrhoea
    S Day
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary s, London, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 9:666-71. 1998
    ..These difficulties suggest that research and interventions may profitably focus upon venues for meeting partners as well as partner notification...
  17. ncbi request reprint The clinical manifestations of anorectal infection with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) versus non-LGV strains of Chlamydia trachomatis: a case-control study in homosexual men
    M Hamill
    Department of Genitourinary Medicine, The Mortimer Market Centre, Camden PCT, London, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 18:472-5. 2007
    ..60, CI 0.67-19.4), sexual contact in the UK (OR 3.03, CI 1.02-9.01) and fisting (OR 5.04, CI 0.98-26.1). LGV should be considered a possible diagnosis in men with rectal discharge...
  18. ncbi request reprint Sexual networks: the integration of social and genetic data
    S Day
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 47:1981-92. 1998
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Sexual health services for South Asians in London, UK: a case-control study
    S Tariq
    Mortimer Market Centre, Camden Primary Care Trust, London, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 18:563-4. 2007
    ..South Asians were significantly more likely than controls to have been referred by other medical services rather than self-referred (OR 2.00, 95% CI 1.32, 3.01), which is in keeping with poorer access to GU medicine services in London...
  20. ncbi request reprint Is HIV out of control in the UK? An example of analysing patterns of HIV spreading using incidence-to-prevalence ratios
    Peter J White
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS 20:1898-901. 2006
    ..For men who have sex with men the IPR(t) is around the epidemic threshold, suggesting that spread is not yet under control...
  21. pmc Update on lymphogranuloma venereum in the United Kingdom
    Heather Jebbari
    Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 83:324-6. 2007
    ..This report updates the UK epidemiology of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) to the end of April 2007...
  22. pmc How safe is safer sex? High levels of HSV-1 and HSV-2 in female sex workers in London
    J Fox
    Department of Genitourinary Medicine and Infectious Disease, Imperial College London, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 134:1114-9. 2006
    ..Sex workers are candidates for HSV vaccine efficacy or intervention studies...
  23. ncbi request reprint A prospective social and molecular investigation of gonococcal transmission
    H Ward
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 356:1812-7. 2000
    ..Tracing chains of transmission is difficult, because sexual partners are commonly difficult or impossible to identify. We assess the use of gonococcal opa-typing in identifying transmission links not revealed through interview...
  24. doi request reprint Fewer partners or more condoms? Modelling the effectiveness of STI prevention interventions
    G P Garnett
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 84:ii4-11. 2008
    ..In this polarised debate, arguments about their relative effectiveness have been based on limited evidence...
  25. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing chlamydia and managing proctitis in men who have sex with men: current UK practice
    A McMillan
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London W2 1PG, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 84:97-100. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to ascertain clinic practices with respect to testing men who have sex with men (MSM) for chlamydial infection and the management of men with proctitis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with HIV seroconversion in gay men in England at the start of the 21st century
    N Macdonald
    HIV and STI Department, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 84:8-13. 2008
    ..To detect and quantify current risk factors for HIV seroconversion among gay men seeking repeat tests at sexual health clinics...
  27. doi request reprint Reductions in HIV transmission risk behaviour following diagnosis of primary HIV infection: a cohort of high-risk men who have sex with men
    Julie Fox
    Department of Genitourinary Medicine and Infectious Disease, Clinical Trials Centre, Winston ChurchillBuilding, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London W2 1PG, UK
    HIV Med 10:432-8. 2009
    ..We explored the potential impact on HIV transmission-risk behaviour of PHI diagnosis in men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Vicious and virtuous circles in the dynamics of infectious disease and the provision of health care: gonorrhea in Britain as an example
    Peter J White
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 192:824-36. 2005
    ..A substantial increase in capacity is needed to interrupt this process and enter a "virtuous circle," in which adequate service provision keeps demand low, offering cost savings as well as improvements in health...
  29. ncbi request reprint Studying complex interactions among determinants of healthcare-seeking behaviours: self-medication for sexually transmitted infection symptoms in female sex workers
    Gabriela B Gomez
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 86:285-91. 2010
    ..To present a methodology exploring the best predictors as well as the interactions between determinants of self-medication...
  30. ncbi request reprint Identification of individuals with gonorrhoea within sexual networks: a population-based study
    Bhudipa Choudhury
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Lancet 368:139-46. 2006
    ..Our aim was to examine the application of high-throughput molecular approaches that can identify individuals in linked sexual networks...
  31. doi request reprint Self-medication prevalence for sexually transmitted diseases: meta-analysis and meta-regression of population level determinants
    Gabriela B Gomez
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London, UK
    Sex Transm Dis 36:112-9. 2009
    ..Estimated prevalence of self-medication for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in observational studies differs between studies and it may vary according to population characteristics...
  32. pmc Hepatitis B vaccination for male sex workers: the experience of a specialist GUM service
    G Sethi
    Department of Genitourinary Medicine, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 82:84-5. 2006
    ..Male sex workers are at risk of blood borne viruses but may have limited access to sexual health services, including vaccination. We explore factors associated with hepatitis B vaccination uptake among male sex workers in London..
  33. ncbi request reprint HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom African communities: guidelines produced for prevention and care
    G Elam
    Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, United Kingdom
    Euro Surveill 11:E060126.5. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint Effect on normal vaginal flora of three intravaginal microbicidal agents potentially active against human immunodeficiency virus type 1
    I J Rosenstein
    Department of Genitourinary Medicine and Communicable Diseases Jefferiss Research Trust Laboratories, Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary s, London, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 177:1386-90. 1998
    ..Continuous use of N-9 could induce susceptibility to urinary and gynecological infection. It is essential that potential microbicides are examined for activity against normal vaginal flora...
  35. pmc Geographical and demographic clustering of gonorrhoea in London
    Claire L Risley
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 83:481-7. 2007
    ..Gonorrhoea is an important cause of sexual ill health and is concentrated in geographical areas and demographic groups. This study explores the distribution of gonorrhoea across London...
  36. ncbi request reprint Modern day influences on sexual behavior
    Sevgi O Aral
    Division of STD Prevention, National Centers for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E 02, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 19:297-309. 2005
    ..Changes in sexual norms, relationships, abuse, and mental health are better understood in the context of this broad political background...
  37. ncbi request reprint Lymphogranuloma venereum in Australia
    Ian Simms
    Sex Health 3:131-3. 2006
    ....
  38. pmc One-to-one counselling for STI prevention: not so much whether as how
    Helen Ward
    Sex Transm Infect 83:1. 2007
  39. doi request reprint HIV: the long-term impact of conflict
    Helen Ward
    Med Confl Surviv 24:85-7. 2008
  40. pmc Journal impact factors for 2006
    Rob F Miller
    Sex Transm Infect 83:346. 2007
  41. pmc Direct transmission: introducing a new feature in STI
    Helen Ward
    Sex Transm Infect 83:425. 2007
  42. pmc Hospital indicators of poor sexual health
    Helen Ward
    Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College
    BMJ 330:1173. 2005
  43. ncbi request reprint Impact of bacterial vaginosis on detection of chlamydial infection
    Helen Ward
    Int J STD AIDS 15:209-10. 2004
  44. pmc British policy makes sex workers vulnerable
    Sophie E Day
    Goldsmiths College, London
    BMJ 334:187. 2007