Intersectional analysis of life stress, incarceration and sexual health risk practices among cisgender Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in the Deep South of the US: the MARI Study
Dustin T. Duncan, Denton Callander, Lisa Bowleg, Su Hyun Park, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Katherine P. Theall, DeMarc A. Hickson Using data from a sample of 355 cisgender Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men in Mississippi and Georgia, we assessed whether stress may interact with experiences of incarceration to influence sexual health risk practices. A history of incarceration strengthened the extant associations and was associated with having more sex partners and condomless anal sex with casual partners. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Dustin T. Duncan Denton Callander Lisa Bowleg Su Hyun Park Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein Katherine P. Theall DeMarc A. Hickson Source Type: research

Prevalence of rectal Mycoplasma genitalium and macrolide resistance in men who have sex with men attending Sydney Sexual Health Centre
Isabella Bradley, Rick Varma, Vickie Knight, Dimitra Iliakis, Leon McNally, Dean Jalocon, Neisha Jeoffreys, Sharon Chen, Anna McNulty Due to antimicrobial resistance, Mycoplasma genitalium can be one of the most complex sexually transmissible infections (STIs) to treat, and screening for this infection is not currently recommended in guidelines. We sought to determine the prevalence and rate of macrolide resistance of asymptomatic rectal M. genitalium in MSM and found close to 7% of men tested positive and, of these, 69% of isolates were macrolide resistant. As one of the largest studies in asymptomatic MSM, our findings w...
Source: Sexual Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Isabella Bradley Rick Varma Vickie Knight Dimitra Iliakis Leon McNally Dean Jalocon Neisha Jeoffreys Sharon Chen Anna McNulty Source Type: research

Pre-exposure prophylaxis and its implications in Mexico: notions of men who have sex with men
This study analysed the perceptions around PrEP and their implications in Mexican men who have sex with men. In contrast with other qualitative research, the participants in this study focused on the organisation of public health services: scarce resources, inaccessible brand drugs, mistreatment and stigmatisation within medical services. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: R. Baruch S. M. Cuadra J. Arellano D. S & #xe1;nchez D. V. Ortega A. Arredondo Source Type: research

Attitudes towards abortion in male and female adolescents with diverse sexual and pregnancy experiences: a cross-sectional study
This study examined attitudes to abortion using a diverse sample of adolescents who had varying experiences of sexual activity and pregnancy. The findings have implications for anyone working with young people because attitudes were strongly associated with riskier sexual practices, along with an adolescent’s ability to comprehend the impact of a pregnancy. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jacqueline Hendriks Sue Fyfe Dorota A. Doherty Angela Jacques Irene Styles Martha Hickey S. Rachel Skinner Source Type: research

Analysis of low sexual desire in Chinese women: a national population-based epidemiological survey in mainland China
This article is a national population-based epidemiological survey of female low sexual desire disorder in mainland China. The prevalence of low sexual desire was 21.6%, and sexual desire was a noticeable predictor of sexual activity. A multifactorial assessment with a combination of psychological, social and physical interventions may be a good model for treatment strategies of low sexual desire. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jiali Tong Chunni Zhang Lei Zhang Tao Xu Jinghe Lang Lan Zhu Source Type: research

Reduced sensitivity from pooled urine, pharyngeal and rectal specimens when using a molecular assay for the detection of chlamydia and gonorrhoea near the point of care
Steven G. Badman, Sara F. E. Bell, Judith A. Dean, Jime Lemoire, Luke Coffey, Joseph Debattista, Andrew M. Redmond, Owain D. Williams, Charles F. Gilks, David M. Whiley When screening at-risk populations for chlamydia and gonorrhoea, pooling of individual urogenital, pharyngeal and anorectal specimens into one specimen near the point of care (POC) is feasible, offers potential cost and time savings, and is pertinent for low resource settings and screening programs. However, some reduction in diagnostic sensitivity of pooled specimens was observed in this study. A laboratory experiment conducted by us suggests this sensitiv...
Source: Sexual Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Steven G. Badman Sara F. E. Bell Judith A. Dean Jime Lemoire Luke Coffey Joseph Debattista Andrew M. Redmond Owain D. Williams Charles F. Gilks David M. Whiley Source Type: research

Polymetastatic testicular cancer turns out to be secondary syphilis: a case report
Mateusz M. Polaczek, Katarzyna Smolarczyk, Inga Baranska, Renata Langfort, Slawomir Majewski The increase in the number of syphilis cases is manifesting with new types of organ involvement. Here we present a case of testicular, skin, lung and bone lesions in secondary syphilis. Syphilis is a great pretender: some cases are misinterpreted as advanced cancer. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mateusz M. Polaczek Katarzyna Smolarczyk Inga Baranska Renata Langfort Slawomir Majewski Source Type: research

Sexual practices of female sex workers in Melbourne, Australia: an anonymous cross-sectional questionnaire study in 2017 & #x2013;18
Annalisa Zappulla, Christopher K. Fairley, Basil Donovan, Rebecca Guy, Catriona S. Bradshaw, Marcus Y. Chen, Tiffany R. Phillips, Kate Maddaford, Eric P. F. Chow There have been limited studies examining the sexual behaviours among female sex workers (FSW) in Australia. This cross-sectional survey provided detailed sexual practices (e.g. kissing, condom use and number of clients for different types of sexual acts) among FSW in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Understanding the current sexual practices among FSW can inform the planning and designing of future sexual health education for FSW. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Annalisa Zappulla Christopher K. Fairley Basil Donovan Rebecca Guy Catriona S. Bradshaw Marcus Y. Chen Tiffany R. Phillips Kate Maddaford Eric P. F. Chow Source Type: research

Antimicrobial resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Jakarta, Indonesia: a cross-sectional study
This study addresses this critical issue. The study findings are in line with those of previous studies: there was a high proportion of N. gonorrhoeae resistance detected to penicillin, tetracycline and levofloxacin, but no decreased susceptibility to extended-spectrum cephalosporins. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Wresti Indriatmi Rizky Lendl Prayogo Hanny Nilasari Lis Surachmiati Suseno Source Type: research

A descriptive analysis of young women's pornography use: a tale of exploration and harm
Angela C. Davis, Meredith J. Temple-Smith, Elise Carrotte, Margaret E. Hellard, Megan S. C. Lim Increased access to online pornography has led to concerns about the effect on young people’s sexual health. Despite viewing less often than young men, young women view pornography. This research aimed to describe pornography use and reflections on the influence of this use, among a sample of young Australian women. Findings reveal both positive and negative experiences among young women who view pornography and draw attention to the need for inclusive research methods to understand this complex sexual health issue...
Source: Sexual Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Angela C. Davis Meredith J. Temple-Smith Elise Carrotte Margaret E. Hellard Megan S. C. Lim Source Type: research

Correlates of alcohol and illicit drug use before commercial sex among transgender women with a history of sex work in China
This study examined correlates of substance use before commercial sex among transgender female sex workers in China. We found low self-esteem and high levels of loneliness were associated with a greater likelihood of exclusive alcohol and exclusive drug use respectively; depression and unknown HIV status were associated with a greater likelihood of combined use of alcohol and drugs. Support for mental health and HIV screening should be included in programs aimed at reducing substance use among this population. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Qian Wang Ruijie Chang Ying Wang Xueqin Jiang Shuxian Zhang Qiuming Shen Zixin Wang Tiecheng Ma Joseph T. F. Lau Yong Cai Source Type: research

'I make sure my doctor doesn't know that I use meth': perceived barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among community peer educators in Seattle (WA, USA)
Vanessa M. McMahan, Lauren R. Violette, Michele P. Andrasik, Aleks Martin, Lindsay Garske, Joanne D. Stekler Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake has been slow among cisgender men and transgender people who have sex with men (MSM/TG) and use methamphetamine, who are disproportionately affected by HIV in the US. Focus groups were conducted with peer educators of a harm reduction organisation in Seattle (WA, USA) to assess knowledge and perspectives regarding PrEP use among MSM/TG who use methamphetamine. Stigma related to the multiple marginalised identities of MSM/TG who use methamphetamine was identified a barrier to ea...
Source: Sexual Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Vanessa M. McMahan Lauren R. Violette Michele P. Andrasik Aleks Martin Lindsay Garske Joanne D. Stekler Source Type: research

Quantitative evaluation on the challenges and opportunities in the recruitment of young Black men who have sex with men for sexual health research in the southern US
C. Kelsie Dodson, D'Netria Jackson, Christina A. Muzny, Ellen F. Eaton Failure to recruit diverse populations for research may exacerbate health disparities, specifically for young Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) in the Deep South. Common recruitment methods exclude vulnerable YBMSM, but social media may be a more patient centred and effective method. Research must incorporate novel recruitment strategies in order to evaluate the healthcare needs of vulnerable patients. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: C. Kelsie Dodson D'Netria Jackson Christina A. Muzny Ellen F. Eaton Source Type: research

Low sexually transmissible infection knowledge, risk perception and concern about infection among men who have sex with men and transgender women at high risk of infection
Iván C. Balán, Javier Lopez-Rios, Curtis Dolezal, Christine Tagliaferri Rael, Cody Lentz - Volume 16(6) Amidst a sharp increase in rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), there is little research on STI knowledge, risk perception and concern about infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) at high risk of infection. Participants in this study had limited knowledge of STIs and perceived themselves to be at low risk of infection, with many expressing low concern about infection. Dissemination of targeted information about STI prevention, routinising of STI testing and...
Source: Sexual Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Iv & #xe1;n C. Bal & #xe1;n Javier Lopez-Rios Curtis Dolezal Christine Tagliaferri Rael Cody Lentz Source Type: research

Use of pre-exposure prophylaxis increases the odds of condomless anal sex among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of colour
This study of young men who have sex with men found that those taking PrEP were less likely to use condoms than those not taking PrEP. Public health efforts should begin to focus more intensely on promoting the dual use of condoms and PrEP. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Richard A. Crosby Michele D. Kipke Katrina Kubicek Source Type: research

Low sexually transmissible infection knowledge, risk perception and concern about infection among men who have sex with men and transgender women at high risk of infection
Iván C. Balán, Javier Lopez-Rios, Curtis Dolezal, Christine Tagliaferri Rael, Cody Lentz Amidst a sharp increase in rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), there is little research on STI knowledge, risk perception and concern about infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) at high risk of infection. Participants in this study had limited knowledge of STIs and perceived themselves to be at low risk of infection, with many expressing low concern about infection. Dissemination of targeted information about STI prevention, routinising of STI testing and STI self-testi...
Source: Sexual Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Iv á n C. Bal á n Javier Lopez-Rios Curtis Dolezal Christine Tagliaferri Rael Cody Lentz Source Type: research

Sexually transmissible infection testing among pregnant women in the US, 2011 & #x2013;15
Jami S. Leichliter, Laura T. Haderxhanaj, Thomas L. Gift, Patricia J. Dittus Screening for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) during pregnancy is important to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes. Using national survey data from the US, we found that many women are not receiving recommended STI screenings during pregnancy. Interventions may be needed to increase awareness of national STI testing recommendations among pregnant women and healthcare providers. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jami S. Leichliter Laura T. Haderxhanaj Thomas L. Gift Patricia J. Dittus Source Type: research

Sexually transmissible infection testing among pregnant women in the US, 2011 – 15
Jami S. Leichliter, Laura T. Haderxhanaj, Thomas L. Gift, Patricia J. Dittus Screening for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) during pregnancy is important to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes. Using national survey data from the US, we found that many women are not receiving recommended STI screenings during pregnancy. Interventions may be needed to increase awareness of national STI testing recommendations among pregnant women and healthcare providers. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jami S. Leichliter Laura T. Haderxhanaj Thomas L. Gift Patricia J. Dittus Source Type: research

Alcohol exacerbates the association between partner-related issues regarding condom use and condomless anal receptive sex among young Black men who have sex with men
This study investigated whether partner-related issues among men who have sex with men (MSM) were associated with condomless anal sex and whether this was altered by alcohol or marijuana. Partner barriers were only related to receptive anal sex, and this was magnified by drunkenness, but not by marijuana. Alcohol and marijuana may interact very differently among MSM relative to their effects on partner-related barriers to condom use for anal receptive sex. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Richard A. Crosby Source Type: research

Evidence for behavioural interventions addressing condom use fit and feel issues to improve condom use: a systematic review
Sydney Anstee, Jonathan Shepherd, Cynthia A. Graham, Nicole Stone, Katherine Brown, Katie Newby, Roger Ingham - Volume 16(6) Consistent and correct condom use is a key strategy to prevent sexually transmissible infections. We conducted a systematic review to identify and critique existing interventions targeting condom fit and feel issues to improve condom use. Few studies have evaluated interventions that have focused on condom fit and feel problems, but the results from these are promising. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Sydney Anstee Jonathan Shepherd Cynthia A. Graham Nicole Stone Katherine Brown Katie Newby Roger Ingham Source Type: research

Symptomatic secondary syphilis: empirical antimicrobial treatment or await microbiology?
Daniel Richardson, Colin Fitzpatrick, Fionnuala Finnerty, Debbie Williams - Volume 16(6) Men who have sex with men (MSM) with symptomatic secondary syphilis frequently attend sexual health clinics with characteristic symptoms including rash and fever. Clinicians have to decide whether to await test results (causing delayed treatment) or to treat with antibiotics based on their clinical judgement at presentation. We reviewed our cases of secondary syphilis over a 2-year period; 16 of 36 MSM (44%) were treated at presentation and 20 (56%) had delayed treatment with a median delay of 7 days. Introduction of point...
Source: Sexual Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Daniel Richardson Colin Fitzpatrick Fionnuala Finnerty Debbie Williams Source Type: research

Alcohol exacerbates the association between partner-related issues regarding condom use and condomless anal receptive sex among young Black men who have sex with men
This study investigated whether partner-related issues among men who have sex with men (MSM) were associated with condomless anal sex and whether this was altered by alcohol or marijuana. Partner barriers were only related to receptive anal sex, and this was magnified by drunkenness, but not by marijuana. Alcohol and marijuana may interact very differently among MSM relative to their effects on partner-related barriers to condom use for anal receptive sex. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Richard A. Crosby Source Type: research

Evidence for behavioural interventions addressing condom use fit and feel issues to improve condom use: a systematic review
Sydney Anstee, Jonathan Shepherd, Cynthia A. Graham, Nicole Stone, Katherine Brown, Katie Newby, Roger Ingham Consistent and correct condom use is a key strategy to prevent sexually transmissible infections. We conducted a systematic review to identify and critique existing interventions targeting condom fit and feel issues to improve condom use. Few studies have evaluated interventions that have focused on condom fit and feel problems, but the results from these are promising. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Sydney Anstee Jonathan Shepherd Cynthia A. Graham Nicole Stone Katherine Brown Katie Newby Roger Ingham Source Type: research

Symptomatic secondary syphilis: empirical antimicrobial treatment or await microbiology?
Daniel Richardson, Colin Fitzpatrick, Fionnuala Finnerty, Debbie Williams Men who have sex with men (MSM) with symptomatic secondary syphilis frequently attend sexual health clinics with characteristic symptoms including rash and fever. Clinicians have to decide whether to await test results (causing delayed treatment) or to treat with antibiotics based on their clinical judgement at presentation. We reviewed our cases of secondary syphilis over a 2-year period; 16 of 36 MSM (44%) were treated at presentation and 20 (56%) had delayed treatment with a median delay of 7 days. Introduction of point-of-care testing will preven...
Source: Sexual Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Daniel Richardson Colin Fitzpatrick Fionnuala Finnerty Debbie Williams Source Type: research

Population-based methods for estimating the number of men who have sex with men: a systematic review
Daniel E. Mauck, Merhawi T. Gebrezgi, Diana M. Sheehan, Kristopher P. Fennie, Gladys E. Ibañez, Eric A. Fenkl, Mary Jo Trepka - Volume 16(6) Men who have sex with men (MSM) can be at high risk for HIV, but accurate estimates of this population are hard to obtain. This systematic review sought to summarise population-based methods for estimating MSM, which accounted for 0.03 to 6.5% of men among all studies. Estimating of the number of MSM is important to plan HIV and STI prevention efforts for this group. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Daniel E. Mauck Merhawi T. Gebrezgi Diana M. Sheehan Kristopher P. Fennie Gladys E. Iba & #xf1;ez Eric A. Fenkl Mary Jo Trepka Source Type: research

Population-based methods for estimating the number of men who have sex with men: a systematic review
Daniel E. Mauck, Merhawi T. Gebrezgi, Diana M. Sheehan, Kristopher P. Fennie, Gladys E. Ibañez, Eric A. Fenkl, Mary Jo Trepka Men who have sex with men (MSM) can be at high risk for HIV, but accurate estimates of this population are hard to obtain. This systematic review sought to summarise population-based methods for estimating MSM, which accounted for 0.03 to 6.5% of men among all studies. Estimating of the number of MSM is important to plan HIV and STI prevention efforts for this group. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Daniel E. Mauck Merhawi T. Gebrezgi Diana M. Sheehan Kristopher P. Fennie Gladys E. Iba ñ ez Eric A. Fenkl Mary Jo Trepka Source Type: research

Condom use among young women in Australia using long-acting reversible contraceptives or other hormonal contraceptives
Julie Nguyen, Henrietta Williams, Kathleen McNamee, Nabreesa Shaffeu, Alaina Vaisey, Jane Hocking - Volume 16(6) Condom use among women using long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) or non-LARC hormonal contraceptives is the most effective way to protect against unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections (STIs). In women attending a sexual and reproductive health clinic in Australia, we found that condom use was low and did not vary between women using LARC or non-LARC hormonal contraceptives. Condoms must be promoted prescribing contraceptives to reduce STI risk. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Julie Nguyen Henrietta Williams Kathleen McNamee Nabreesa Shaffeu Alaina Vaisey Jane Hocking Source Type: research

Condom use among young women in Australia using long-acting reversible contraceptives or other hormonal contraceptives
Julie Nguyen, Henrietta Williams, Kathleen McNamee, Nabreesa Shaffeu, Alaina Vaisey, Jane Hocking Condom use among women using long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) or non-LARC hormonal contraceptives is the most effective way to protect against unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections (STIs). In women attending a sexual and reproductive health clinic in Australia, we found that condom use was low and did not vary between women using LARC or non-LARC hormonal contraceptives. Condoms must be promoted prescribing contraceptives to reduce STI risk. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Julie Nguyen Henrietta Williams Kathleen McNamee Nabreesa Shaffeu Alaina Vaisey Jane Hocking Source Type: research

Missed opportunities for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis during a rapid scale-up program at Sydney Sexual Health Centre
David Atefi, Ruthy McIver, Christopher Bourne - Volume 16(6) Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an important HIV prevention strategy. In this retrospective review, we estimated HIV risk, PrEP uptake and missed opportunities to prescribe PrEP. We identified missed opportunities in a minority of cases and recommend that PrEP discussions become standard component of care for all patients who may be at risk. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: David Atefi Ruthy McIver Christopher Bourne Source Type: research

Stability of condomless anal sex behaviours of young Black men who have sex with men: implications for HIV prevention, including pre-exposure prophylaxis
This study assessed men who have sex with men (MSM) for 12 months and found that their frequency of condomless anal sex was not stable or predictable – this raises issues about screening MSM for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use. The study identified the portion of MSM rarely engaging in condomless anal sex and thus potentially being able to benefit from condom use as an alternative to PrEP. As the US healthcare system continues to be challenged economically, it may be important to consider condoms as a prevention alternative to PrEP for MSM rarely having anal receptive sex and wishing to adopt this less in...
Source: Sexual Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Richard A. Crosby Leandro Mena Source Type: research

Missed opportunities for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis during a rapid scale-up program at Sydney Sexual Health Centre
David Atefi, Ruthy McIver, Christopher Bourne Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an important HIV prevention strategy. In this retrospective review, we estimated HIV risk, PrEP uptake and missed opportunities to prescribe PrEP. We identified missed opportunities in a minority of cases and recommend that PrEP discussions become standard component of care for all patients who may be at risk. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: David Atefi Ruthy McIver Christopher Bourne Source Type: research

Stability of condomless anal sex behaviours of young Black men who have sex with men: implications for HIV prevention, including pre-exposure prophylaxis
This study assessed men who have sex with men (MSM) for 12 months and found that their frequency of condomless anal sex was not stable or predictable – this raises issues about screening MSM for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use. The study identified the portion of MSM rarely engaging in condomless anal sex and thus potentially being able to benefit from condom use as an alternative to PrEP. As the US healthcare system continues to be challenged economically, it may be important to consider condoms as a prevention alternative to PrEP for MSM rarely having anal receptive sex and wishing to adopt this less intensive ...
Source: Sexual Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Richard A. Crosby Leandro Mena Source Type: research

Analysis of diagnostic data for sexually transmissible infections in South Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (2008 & #x2013;16)
This study adds to evidence that a sustained, comprehensive approach to sexual health in communities with a high burden of STIs can reduce disease prevalence. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Salenna R. Elliott Sarah Betts Katie Hobbs Handan Wand Alice R. Rumbold James Ward David R. Johnson Source Type: research

Analysis of diagnostic data for sexually transmissible infections in South Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (2008 – 16)
This study adds to evidence that a sustained, comprehensive approach to sexual health in communities with a high burden of STIs can reduce disease prevalence. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Salenna R. Elliott Sarah Betts Katie Hobbs Handan Wand Alice R. Rumbold James Ward David R. Johnson Source Type: research

Socioecological differences in factors associated with inconsistent condom use with female sex workers and casual partners: an observational study of heterosexual men attending an anonymous HIV testing clinic in Singapore
K. Takashima, G. W. J. Yeoh, H. E. Chua, P. L. M. Ting, J. Y. Chong, R. K. J. Tan, N. Kaur, L. H. Mohdar, S. Banerjee, R. K. W. Chan, M. I. Chen, C. S. Wong - Volume 16(6) Sexual practices among heterosexual men may differ between female sex workers and casual partners. We surveyed 203 heterosexual men in Singapore and found that alcohol use during sex and an early age of sexual debut was associated with inconsistent condom use with female sex workers, but not with casual partners. Socioecological factors may explain such differences. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: K. Takashima G. W. J. Yeoh H. E. Chua P. L. M. Ting J. Y. Chong R. K. J. Tan N. Kaur L. H. Mohdar S. Banerjee R. K. W. Chan M. I. Chen C. S. Wong Source Type: research

Socioecological differences in factors associated with inconsistent condom use with female sex workers and casual partners: an observational study of heterosexual men attending an anonymous HIV testing clinic in Singapore
K. Takashima, G. W. J. Yeoh, H. E. Chua, P. L. M. Ting, J. Y. Chong, R. K. J. Tan, N. Kaur, L. H. Mohdar, S. Banerjee, R. K. W. Chan, M. I. Chen, C. S. Wong Sexual practices among heterosexual men may differ between female sex workers and casual partners. We surveyed 203 heterosexual men in Singapore and found that alcohol use during sex and an early age of sexual debut was associated with inconsistent condom use with female sex workers, but not with casual partners. Socioecological factors may explain such differences. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: K. Takashima G. W. J. Yeoh H. E. Chua P. L. M. Ting J. Y. Chong R. K. J. Tan N. Kaur L. H. Mohdar S. Banerjee R. K. W. Chan M. I. Chen C. S. Wong Source Type: research

Utility of a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) label indication for condoms for anal sex
Aaron J. Siegler, Lauren Ahlschlager, Elizabeth M. Rosenthal, Patrick S. Sullivan, Colleen F. Kelley, Eli S. Rosenberg, Travis H. Sanchez, Reneé H. Moore, C. Christina Mehta, Michael P. Cecil Condoms are highly effective, yet are not currently indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for anal sex. We conducted a survey and found that 69% of respondents anticipated that a label indication would increase their likelihood of condom use. These results indicate that seeking an FDA label indication for condoms for anal sex is a worthy pursuit. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Aaron J. Siegler Lauren Ahlschlager Elizabeth M. Rosenthal Patrick S. Sullivan Colleen F. Kelley Eli S. Rosenberg Travis H. Sanchez Rene & #xe9; H. Moore C. Christina Mehta Michael P. Cecil Source Type: research

Utility of a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) label indication for condoms for anal sex
Aaron J. Siegler, Lauren Ahlschlager, Elizabeth M. Rosenthal, Patrick S. Sullivan, Colleen F. Kelley, Eli S. Rosenberg, Travis H. Sanchez, Reneé H. Moore, C. Christina Mehta, Michael P. Cecil Condoms are highly effective, yet are not currently indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for anal sex. We conducted a survey and found that 69% of respondents anticipated that a label indication would increase their likelihood of condom use. These results indicate that seeking an FDA label indication for condoms for anal sex is a worthy pursuit. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Aaron J. Siegler Lauren Ahlschlager Elizabeth M. Rosenthal Patrick S. Sullivan Colleen F. Kelley Eli S. Rosenberg Travis H. Sanchez Rene é H. Moore C. Christina Mehta Michael P. Cecil Source Type: research

Case-controlled study of skin conditions in HIV-negative men who have sex with men
This study examined skin conditions in immunocompetent HIV-negative MSM, with comparison to male heterosexual controls, showing folliculitis, herpes simplex virus, nonmelanoma skin cancer and syphilis may occur at higher rates. This is an important consideration for all practitioners treating MSM. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 4, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Thomas J. Stewart Lynnette Wallace Source Type: research

Case-controlled study of skin conditions in HIV-negative men who have sex with men
This study examined skin conditions in immunocompetent HIV-negative MSM, with comparison to male heterosexual controls, showing folliculitis, herpes simplex virus, nonmelanoma skin cancer and syphilis may occur at higher rates. This is an important consideration for all practitioners treating MSM. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 4, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Thomas J. Stewart Lynnette Wallace Source Type: research

HIV and syphilis and sexual risk behaviours among men who have sex with men attending university in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This study found a high HIV infection epidemic, a young age of first anal intercourse and a high rate of risk behaviours in this population, highlighting the need for enhanced, targeted and combination HIV prevention programs and further studies. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Song Fan Zuyao Yang Fengsu Hou Maohe Yu Zhenzhou Luo Meizhen Liao Yanhua Gong Xiaojun Meng Yong Cai Huachun Zou Source Type: research

HIV and syphilis and sexual risk behaviours among men who have sex with men attending university in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This study found a high HIV infection epidemic, a young age of first anal intercourse and a high rate of risk behaviours in this population, highlighting the need for enhanced, targeted and combination HIV prevention programs and further studies. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Song Fan Zuyao Yang Fengsu Hou Maohe Yu Zhenzhou Luo Meizhen Liao Yanhua Gong Xiaojun Meng Yong Cai Huachun Zou Source Type: research

Gonorrhoea: tackling the global epidemic in the era of rising antimicrobial resistance
Jason J. Ong, Teodora Wi, Gwenda Hughes, Deborah A. Williamson, Philippe Mayaud, Eric P. F. Chow - Volume 16(5) This Special Issue of Sexual Health aims to collate the latest evidence base focussed on understanding the current epidemic and transmission of gonorrhoea, choice of treatment, molecular epidemiology application, concerns about antimicrobial resistance and alternative prevention and control for gonorrhoea. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jason J. Ong Teodora Wi Gwenda Hughes Deborah A. Williamson Philippe Mayaud Eric P. F. Chow Source Type: research

Socioeconomic and psychosocial factors are associated with poor treatment outcomes in Australian adults living with HIV: a case-control study
This study examines the impact of socioeconomic and psychosocial factors on poor outcomes in patients treated for HIV. In this study, financial hardship and lower quality of life were associated with poor HIV treatment outcomes, such as treatment failure. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Krista J. Siefried Stephen Kerr Robyn Richardson Limin Mao John Rule John McAllister John de Wit Andrew Carr Source Type: research

Meet the Editors
This study found a high HIV infection epidemic, a young age of first anal intercourse and a high rate of risk behaviours in this population, highlighting the need for enhanced, targeted and combination HIV prevention programs and further studies. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jason J. Ong Teodora Wi Gwenda Hughes Deborah A. Williamson Philippe Mayaud Eric P. F. Chow Source Type: research

Meet the Editors
Jason J. Ong, Teodora Wi, Gwenda Hughes, Deborah A. Williamson, Philippe Mayaud, Eric P. F. Chow - Volume 16(5) This Special Issue of Sexual Health aims to collate the latest evidence base focussed on understanding the current epidemic and transmission of gonorrhoea, choice of treatment, molecular epidemiology application, concerns about antimicrobial resistance and alternative prevention and control for gonorrhoea. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jason J. Ong Teodora Wi Gwenda Hughes Deborah A. Williamson Philippe Mayaud Eric P. F. Chow Source Type: research

Gonorrhoea: tackling the global epidemic in the era of rising antimicrobial resistance
Jason J. Ong, Teodora Wi, Gwenda Hughes, Deborah A. Williamson, Philippe Mayaud, Eric P. F. Chow - Volume 16(5) This Special Issue of Sexual Health aims to collate the latest evidence base focussed on understanding the current epidemic and transmission of gonorrhoea, choice of treatment, molecular epidemiology application, concerns about antimicrobial resistance and alternative prevention and control for gonorrhoea. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jason J. Ong Teodora Wi Gwenda Hughes Deborah A. Williamson Philippe Mayaud Eric P. F. Chow Source Type: research

Socioeconomic and psychosocial factors are associated with poor treatment outcomes in Australian adults living with HIV: a case-control study
This study examines the impact of socioeconomic and psychosocial factors on poor outcomes in patients treated for HIV. In this study, financial hardship and lower quality of life were associated with poor HIV treatment outcomes, such as treatment failure. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Krista J. Siefried Stephen Kerr Robyn Richardson Limin Mao John Rule John McAllister John de Wit Andrew Carr Source Type: research

Epidemiology of gonorrhoea: a global perspective
Robert D. Kirkcaldy, Emily Weston, Aluisio C. Segurado, Gwenda Hughes - Volume 16(5) Better understanding of the international epidemiology of gonorrhoea may inform national and international prevention and control strategies. We review the current epidemiology of gonorrhoea through an international lens. Sexual, gender, racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by gonorrhoea, but gaps in knowledge, such as the epidemiology of gonorrhoea among transgender people, should be addressed. (Source: Sexual Health)
Source: Sexual Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Robert D. Kirkcaldy Emily Weston Aluisio C. Segurado Gwenda Hughes Source Type: research