CSIRO Publishing blank image blank image blank image blank imageBooksblank image blank image blank image blank imageJournalsblank image blank image blank image blank imageAbout Usblank image blank image blank image blank imageShopping Cartblank image blank image blank image You are here: Journals > Sexual Health   
Sexual Health
Journal Banner
  Publishing on sexual health from the widest perspective
 
blank image Search
 
blank image blank image
blank image
 
  Advanced Search
   

Journal Home
About the Journal
Editorial Structure
Contacts
Content
Online Early
Current Issue
Just Accepted
All Issues
Special Issues
Sample Issue
For Authors
General Information
Scope
Submit Article
Author Instructions
Open Access
For Referees
Referee Guidelines
Review an Article
Annual Referee Index
For Advertisers
For Subscribers
Subscription Prices
Customer Service

blue arrow e-Alerts
blank image
Subscribe to our Email Alert or RSS feeds for the latest journal papers.

red arrow Connect with us
blank image
facebook twitter LinkedIn

red arrow Interview with Kit Fairley
blank image
Hear Kit Fairley speak about what is sexual health.

 
 

Sexual Health publishes contributions on sexual health from the widest perspectives including HIV/AIDS, STIs, issues of sexuality, and reproductive health. More

Editors: Christopher Fairley and Roy Chan

 
 
 

blank image The peer-reviewed and edited version of record published online before inclusion in an issue. blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 31 August 2015
Incidence and correlates of HIV and syphilis in a prospective cohort of men who have sex with men in Mianyang, China, over a 36-month period 
Yi Wang, Yuling Huang, Huailiang Chen, Liulin Li, Jie Xu, Zhijun Li, Guanggui Zhang, Jing Fan, Xihe Zhao and Shuguang Jia

High incidence of HIV and syphilis were found in Mianyang City. Increased attention should be given to this serious epidemic and appropriate interventions should be implemented to address specific issues for men who have sex with men in order to prevent HIV and syphilis infection in China.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 17 August 2015
An observational study of antiretroviral drug resistance in treatment-naïve patients with HIV infection in New Zealand, from 2007 to 2011 
Mark Hobbs, Jinyang Shi, Michael Maze and Simon Briggs

Genotypic testing for antiretroviral drug resistance is recommended for all patients newly diagnosed with HIV infection. In this study we investigated the prevalence of antiretroviral drug resistance in treatment-naïve HIV patients in New Zealand. The prevalence of significant resistance mutations was 10%. This is consistent with rates reported internationally and supports universal resistance testing for newly diagnosed HIV patients in New Zealand.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 17 August 2015
Demographic and behavioural correlates of six sexting behaviours among Australian secondary school students 
Kent Patrick, Wendy Heywood, Marian K. Pitts and Anne Mitchell

We report the rates of sexting in a sample of Australian students in years 10, 11 and 12. The associations between six sexting behaviours and demographic and behavioural characteristics are also examined. The findings showed that sexting was relatively common, particularly among older students, those who are sexually active, and those who use recreational substances.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 11 August 2015
Exploring vaginal ring acceptability for contraception and sexually transmissible infection protection in India: a qualitative research study 
Udita Das, Mamta Sharma, Maggie Kilbourne-Brook and Patricia S. Coffey

A total of 103 women from slum and lower-income areas around Delhi, India, participated in focus group discussions on vaginal ring product perceptions and preferences between December 2012 and January 2013. The results of this hypothetical acceptability study indicate that these low-income women in Delhi are: willing to try vaginal rings; unconcerned about wearing them during sex; very interested in protection from infections and unintended pregnancy; indifferent about colour of new rings; emphatic about being told that rings may change colour from menstrual blood staining; comfortable with thinner rings; willing to try thicker rings once familiar with thinner rings; in favour of starting with 1-month rings and then transitioning to longer-term rings; and in favour of first accessing rings at a facility and then managing resupply independently.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 10 August 2015
Treatment and outcomes of polymerase chain reaction-confirmed early syphilis 
Phillip J. Read, Rebecca Guy, Neisha Jeoffreys, David Baker, Matthew Shields and Basil Donovan

An analysis of serological and treatment outcomes of 220 polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-positive cases of early syphilis. PCR aids early diagnosis, and may be positive prior to seroconversion. Neither HIV status nor type of treatment impacted on treatment outcomes. Ten percent of patients were reinfected during follow-up.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 10 August 2015
Engagement in group sex among geosocial networking mobile application-using men who have sex with men 
Gregory Phillips, Christian Grov and Brian Mustanski

This study of men who have sex with men (MSM) investigated event-level correlates of sexual and drug use behaviours at group sex events (GSEs) to better inform prevention activities. More than one-third of MSM had participated in a GSE in the prior year, and attendance at a GSE was significantly associated with older age, full/part time employment, and being HIV-positive. MSM who indicated drug use at the last GSE had significantly higher odds of having insertive and receptive condomless anal sex (CAS). More research is needed to determine patterns of condom use at these events and whether seroadaptive behaviours are driving CAS.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 03 August 2015
Factors associated with women’s entry into the sex industry: findings from interviews conducted with female sex workers in Chinese detention centres 
Xiaohu Zhang, Limin Mao, Peter Aggleton, Jun Zhang, Jun Jing, Jia Cui, Rui Zhao, Jiehui Ren and John de Wit
blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 03 August 2015
Sexually transmissible infections and characteristics of men aged 60 years and over attending a public sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinic in South Australia 
Carole Khaw, Bin Li and Russell Waddell

A retrospective study looking at characteristics of, and sexually transmissible infections in men visiting the only South Australian public sexually transmitted diseases clinic over a 13-year period showed older men over 60 years of age were less likely than younger men to have been tested for HIV. There is a need for increased HIV testing in older men.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 27 July 2015
Attendance patterns and chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing among young people in Aboriginal primary health centres in New South Wales, Australia 
Simon Graham, Handan C. Wand, James S. Ward, Janet Knox, Debbie McCowen, Patricia Bullen, Julie Booker, Chris O'Brien, Kristine Garrett, Basil Donovan, John Kaldor and Rebecca J. Guy

This study included four Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in regional areas of New South Wales, Australia and is a baseline analysis which was used to inform a sexual health quality improvement program called SHIMMER. From 2009 to 2011, we examined the attendance patterns, chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing rates and positivity of 2,896 individuals aged 15–29 years. Higher testing rates of chlamydia and gonorrhoea were found among females and those who attended more frequently. Using these results, the participating ACCHS will develop sexual health testing and management strategies to increase chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing rates among young attendees and we will evaluate these testing strategies impact on testing rates.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 20 July 2015
HIV testing rate increased following recommendation of routine screening of acute medical admissions at Royal Darwin Hospital 
Laura M. Lallenec, Bart J. Currie, Rob W. Baird, Matthew Pitman and Nathan Ryder

In light of international literature and following concerns regarding the efficacy of targeted HIV testing given a higher rate of late diagnosis and evolving risk populations in the Northern Territory, Royal Darwin Hospital implemented a new HIV testing guideline in 2012.The guideline recommended that HIV testing be considered as part of routine assessment of all adult acute medical admissions. After 8 months of implementation, the uptake, point prevalence and impact on late diagnosis of HIV of routine screening was assessed.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 20 July 2015
Body image and sexually transmissible infection prevalence among men who have sex with men 
Cara E. Rice, Alison H. Norris, John A. Davis, Courtney D. Lynch, Karen S. Fields, Melissa Ervin and Abigail Norris Turner

Compared with men who have sex with women, some evidence suggests that men who have sex with men (MSM) have increased prevalence of body image dissatisfaction. MSM also have a higher prevalence of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) than other population groups. As part of a cross-sectional study, we examined associations between body image and prevalent STIs.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 20 July 2015
Reasons why gay and other bisexually active men attend different community testing services in Sydney; a cross-sectional survey 
Vickie Knight, Timmy Lockwood, Terry Walkinshaw, Philip Keen, Rebecca Guy and Anna McNulty

In 2013, two new community HIV testing services were implemented in Sydney, Australia, to increase testing options for gay men. A survey of men attending showed that over one-third of gay and bisexual men selected getting their HIV result at the same visit as the main reason they attended at both testing services. The convenient location of the Shopfront was also a key reason why GBM attended for testing.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 20 July 2015
Sexual behaviour and HIV prevention needs of men attending a suburban Sex on Premises Venue 
Anthony J. Santella, Timothy E. Schlub, Catriona Ooi, Rick Varma, Martin Holt, Garrett Prestage and Richard J. Hillman

Sexual behaviour and HIV prevention needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) attending suburban Sex on Premises Venues (SOPVs) are understudied. A cross-sectional survey of 213 MSM over 18 years old attending a SOPV in Western Sydney found that consistent condom usage was not associated with having regular, casual or a mix of regular and casual partners during anal sex. Additionally, 59.5% obtained sexual health screening services from general practitioners and 57.7% believed that SOPVs should offer on-site and free testing services. Low cost or free on-site HIV and STI testing at SOPVs and stronger partnerships between general practitioners and sexual health services are needed.

blank image
 
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 20 July 2015
Testing for HIV among men who have sex with men needs a paradigm shift in Australia, given the minimal increase between 2003 and 2013 in Melbourne, Australia 
An-Chieh Lin, Christopher K. Fairley, Krishneel Dutt, Karen M. Klassen, Marcus Y. Chen, Glenda Fehler, Matthew Law, Catriona S. Bradshaw, Ian Denham, Tim R. H. Read and Eric P. F. Chow

A retrospective study of men who have sex with men (MSM) was conducted using data from the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. We investigated the trends in the proportion of MSM who have had an HIV test in the preceding 12 months. It was found that, despite efforts to increase testing, there has only been a minimal increase in the proportion of MSM who have had an HIV test in the preceding 12 months. We recommend that in order to increase testing, a paradigm shift is required to remove barriers to accessing HIV tests.

blank image
 
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 13 July 2015
Condom-associated erection problems: behavioural responses and attributions in young, heterosexual men 
Brandon J. Hill, Stephanie A. Sanders, Richard A. Crosby, Kara N. Ingelhart and Erick Janssen

How young men respond to condom-associated erection problems (CAEP) remains unclear. The purpose of the current study is to examine young, men’s behavioural responses and attributions to two forms of CAEP: (1) CAEP during condom application; and (2) CAEP while wearing a condom during penile-vaginal intercourse. Young men who reported CAEP responded with both STI/HIV risk-reducing and potentially risk-increasing behaviours (e.g. forgoing condom use). Providing possible strategies that address these behavioural responses to, and perceived contributing attributions for, CAEP may increase the applicability and efficacious value of condom use education programs and interventions.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 13 July 2015
Why not the GP? Client preferences for sexually transmissible infection testing in Western Sydney 
Karen Biggs and Jennifer Walsh

This study of clients attending a publicly-funded sexual health service (PFSHS) in Western Sydney aimed to determine why people attend a PFSHS in preference to their General Practitioner (GP), whether they would be willing to see their GP for sexual health services, and what factors were important when making this decision. Results showed that when seeking sexual health care, factors relating to healthcare staff, including maintenance of confidentiality, were rated as more important than physical and operational factors of the health service. This study has identified a GP/sexual health visit ‘cascade’. The underlying factors relating to sexual health care with the GP, whether real or perceived, need to be addressed in order for PFSHS to successfully triage out attendees who are at a lower STI risk.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 13 July 2015
It goes both ways: a cross-sectional study of buying and selling sex among young behaviourally bisexual men in Vientiane, Laos 
Anna L. Bowring, Caroline van Gemert, Kongchay Vongsaiya, Chad Hughes, Amphoy Sihavong, Chansy Phimphachanh, Niramonh Chanlivong, Mike Toole and Margaret Hellard

In Laos men who have sex with men are disproportionately affected by HIV, and transactional sex may increase HIV and sexual risk. Men who have sex with men commonly also report sex with women. This paper explores the occurrence of transactional sex among behaviourally bisexual men in Vientiane, Laos. Among 88 bisexual men, 39% reported any transactional sex. The direction of payment, gender of sex partners, condom use, and implication for HIV and sexual risk are discussed.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 13 July 2015
Estimating antiretroviral treatment coverage rates and viral suppression rates for homosexual men in Australia 
Nicole L. De La Mata, Limin Mao, John De Wit, Don Smith, Martin Holt, Garrett Prestage, David P. Wilson and Kathy Petoumenos

Gay and other men who have sex with men retain a heavy burden of the HIV population in Australia. This study combines a clinical-based cohort with a community-based surveillance system to estimate the proportion receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and/or with an undetectable viral load, in recent years. Between 2010 and 2012, we found small increases in ART uptake and proportions with undetectable viral load.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 06 July 2015
Multimorbidity among people with HIV in regional New South Wales, Australia 
Natalie Edmiston, Erin Passmore, David J. Smith and Kathy Petoumenos

Multimorbidity, or the co-occurrence of two or more health conditions in addition to HIV, was found in the majority of people with HIV accessing a regional sexual health service in NSW, Australia. The Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) was used to measure levels of multimorbidity. Older age and having ever being diagnosed with AIDS were associated with the CIRS score in multivariate analysis.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 06 July 2015
Hepatitis B screening and vaccination: how does a Sexual Health service measure up? 
Ruthy McIver, Amalie Dyda, Vickie Knight, Rebecca Guy and Anna McNulty

Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC) audited hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening and vaccination rates as a quality improvement exercise. We found that the majority of SSHC clients at higher risk of HBV acquisition are screened for HBV and the majority of those found to be HBV-susceptible commence a three-dose HBV vaccination course. However, vaccine uptake drops by almost 50% between each subsequent dose and missed opportunities for vaccination were identified.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 06 July 2015
Estimating the prevalence of mixed-type gonococcal infections in Queensland, Australia 
Ella Trembizki, Christine Doyle, Cameron Buckley, Amy Jennison, Helen Smith, John Bates, Theo Sloots, Michael Nissen, Monica M. Lahra and David Whiley

In this study we sought to estimate the prevalence of mixed gonococcal infections using real-time PCR methods targeting the gonococcal porB gene. The methods were applied to N. gonorrhoeae NAAT-positive clinical specimens from Queensland in the year 2012. The data provide further evidence of mixed gonococcal infections at the same anatomical site, but show that such infections may be relatively infrequent (1.3%; 95% confidence interval 0.01–2.6%) in a general screening population.

blank image
 
    | Supplementary Material (73 KB)
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 06 July 2015
Hepatitis C risk factors, attitudes and knowledge among HIV-positive, HIV-negative and HIV-untested gay and bisexual men in Australia 
Loren Brener, Dean A. Murphy, Elena J. Cama and Jeanne Ellard

This study compared hepatitis C virus (HCV) knowledge and risk practices among HIV-positive, HIV-negative and HIV-untested gay and bisexual men in Australia. HIV-positive participants were older, reported greater engagement in sexual risk and injecting drug practices, felt they were at greater risk of acquiring HCV, were less likely to socially and sexually exclude people with HCV and had more positive attitudes towards people who inject drugs and people with HCV compared with HIV-negative and HIV-untested participants. HIV-untested participants were younger, reported fewer HCV-related serosorting practices and were more likely to socially and sexually exclude people with HCV than the other groups. Findings suggest that HCV education and prevention for gay men may be most effective if tailored according to HIV status.

blank image
 
    | Supplementary Material (63 KB)
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 29 June 2015
Developmental investigation of age at sexual debut and subsequent sexual risk behaviours: a study of high-risk young black males 
Richard Crosby, Angelica Geter, JaNelle Ricks, Jamal Jones and Laura F. Salazar

Early age of sexual debut may be a mediating variable rather than a causal explanation for sexual risk behaviours among young Black males residing in the Southern United States.

blank image
 
  
blank image

blank image blank image blank image

 
Published online 29 June 2015
Rate of repeat diagnoses in men who have sex with men for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae: a retrospective cohort study 
Tess Marinelli, Eric P. F. Chow, Jane Tomnay, Glenda Fehler, Catriona S. Bradshaw, Marcus Y. Chen, Dana S. Forcey and Christopher K. Fairley

Substantial rises in sexually transmissible infections are occurring among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Australia. This retrospective cohort study of MSM attending a large, public sexual health clinic in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia was conducted to investigate: (i) rate of repeat diagnosis of chlamydia and gonorrhoea among MSM; and (ii) the rate ratio of gonorrhoea and chlamydia among re-infected MSM in comparison with the background clinic incidence of diagnoses.

blank image
 
    | Supplementary Material (105 KB)
blank image

blank image blank image blank image


blank image Sexual Health
Volume 12 Number 4 2015

 
Subscriber Login
Username:
Password:  

 
 
Table of Contents 
blank image
 
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
A second peak in genital warts in later life suggests that behavioural factors explain a second peak in human papillomavirus prevalence in older women 
blank image
Eric P. F. Chow and Christopher K. Fairley
pp. 277-278

We explore the age-based pattern of genital warts among Australian women who have not been vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV). The age-based pattern of genital warts is consistent with the pattern of any HPV prevalence, suggesting that behavioural factors may explain the changes in HPV occurrence.

 
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Women’s views on human papillomavirus self-sampling: focus groups to assess acceptability, invitation letters and a test kit in the Australian setting 
blank image
Farhana Sultana , Robyn Mullins , Michael Murphy , Dallas R. English , Julie A. Simpson , Kelly T. Drennan , Stella Heley , C. David Wrede , Julia M. L. Brotherton , Marion Saville and Dorota M. Gertig
pp. 279-286

The study provides insights into the information needs of never- and under-screened women and their opinion of HPV self-sampling as a possible alternative to Pap test. We identify perceived barriers to HPV self-sampling through focus group evaluation of communication materials and the test kit for a trial of HPV self-sampling in Australia. Such information is timely given that many countries, including Australia, will be moving to primary HPV testing where self-sampling for HPV testing will be reserved for those who decline a physician-collected sample.

 
    | Supplementary Material (2.2 MB)
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Sexual behaviours, sex toy and sexual safety methods reported by women who have sex with women and men 
blank image
Vanessa Schick , Brian Dodge , Barbara Van Der Pol , Aleta Baldwin and J. Dennis Fortenberry
pp. 287-299

Women who reported recent genital contact with a woman and man (WSWM) in the past year were invited to participate in this mixed-method study. Participants (n=80) completed an online survey about their lifetime sexual behavior and safety strategies followed by a detailed in-person timeline follow back interview (the SEQUENCE© calendar) about their sexual partnerships over the previous year. Participants reported very diverse sexual repertoires with few reporting latex barrier method use outside of penile intercourse. The relationship between various behaviours and STI is also explored. Results suggest the importance of sexual safety messages that highlight barrier method use during diverse sexual activities (beyond penile intercourse) regardless of partner gender.

 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Lubricant use at last sexual encounter with a male partner: findings from a nationally representative sample of self-identified gay and bisexual men in the United States 
blank image
Brian Dodge , Randolph D. Hubach , Vanessa Schick , Debby Herbenick , Michael Reece , Stephanie A. Sanders and J. Dennis Fortenberry
pp. 300-307

Previous studies that have examined lubricant use among gay and bisexual men have done so in the context of sexual risk, relying on convenience sampling for participant recruitment. This study explores event-level lubricant use with most recent male partner and related factors among a nationally representative sample of self-identified gay and bisexual men from the United States. The majority of participants who used lubricant with their last male partner reported doing so during anal intercourse; bisexual men were less likely to use lubricant use than gay men. Future sexual health promotion programmes for gay and bisexual men should include information on lubricant use and its potential to facilitate both sexual protection as well as pleasure.

 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Online self-management for gay men living with HIV: a pilot study 
blank image
Tanya Millard , Karalyn McDonald , Sonya Girdler , Sean Slavin and Julian Elliot
pp. 308-314

This paper reports on the findings of the pilot phase of the Positive Outlook Study. The program was based on self-efficacy theory and used a self-management approach to enhance participants’ skills, confidence and ability to manage the psychosocial aspects of HIV in their daily lives. Two pilot studies were conducted; an initial feasibility study followed by a pilot randomised controlled study. The findings indicate the feasiblity and acceptibbility of the program among gay men living with HIV and justify the need for a further study with a larger sample size.

 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Influence of stigma and homophobia on mental health and on the uptake of HIV/sexually transmissible infection services for Cameroonian men who have sex with men 
blank image
Charles W. Cange , Matthew LeBreton , Serge Billong , Karen Saylors , Ubald Tamoufe , Erin Papworth , Yves Yomb and Stefan Baral
pp. 315-321

This study investigates the effect of stigma, discrimination and alienation on Cameroonian men who have sex with men's (MSM) engagement of the HIV treatment cascade. Using qualitative interviews, Cameroonian MSM were asked to describe MSM knowledge of existing HIV-related services in public and MSM-focussed non-governmental organisation clinics. Most participants observed limited clinical and cultural competency of public clinic staff. MSM recounted their alienation greatly discouraged them from seeking HIV prevention, treatment and care services. A broader stigma-reduction intervention for Cameroonian healthcare workers may increase the uptake of HIV prevention, treatment and care among MSM.

 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Influence of sexual arousability on partner communication mediators of condom use among African American female adolescents 
blank image
Andrea Swartzendurber , Sarah H. Murray , Jessica M. Sales , Robin R. Milhausen , Stephanie A. Sanders , Cynthia A. Graham , Ralph J. DiClemente and Gina M. Wingood
pp. 322-327

Among African American female adolescents, this study examined associations between arousability, one’s propensity for sexual arousal, and sexual partner communication mediators of condom use. Greater arousability was found to be associated with reduced levels of each measure of partner communication assessed. Traditional sexual risk reduction interventions typically fail to recognise aspects of pleasure and enjoyment in sexual experiences. A public orientation towards sexual health may decrease stigma and facilitate sexual partner communication and may ultimately be more effective than traditional approaches in reducing high rates of sexually transmitted infections among American adolescents.

 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Perception of primary male sexual partners’ characteristics and women’s history of sexually transmissible infections in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 
blank image
Ly T. Tran , Thanh C. Bui , Vy T. Pham , Christine M. Markham , Alan G. Nyitray , Michael D. Swartz , Loi T. Tran and Lu-Yu Hwang
pp. 328-335

Evidence regarding whether male partners’ characteristics can influence women’s likelihood of getting sexually transmissible infections (STIs) is insufficient and inconsistent. We found that an increased risk for STIs in women was associated with both individual characteristics and their primary male partner’s behavioural risk factors. Therefore, primary male partners’ risk factors should be included in STI risk assessments, treatment and interventions for women.

 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Analysis of direct-to-consumer marketed Chlamydia trachomatis diagnostic tests in Norway 
blank image
Nils Reinton , Stig Ove Hjelmevoll , Håkon Håheim , Kjersti Garstad , Lisa Therese Mørch-Reiersen and Amir Moghaddam
pp. 336-340

Testing for Chlamydia trachomatis is free and readily available through public health services in Norway. Nevertheless, an internet company and a pharmacy chain sell home sampling C. trachomatis tests to consumers. Analysis from the service laboratory that performs the laboratory tests for the internet company and the pharmacy chain shows that prevalence of C. trachomatis in these two populations is higher than populations that are tested through primary physicians and STI clinics.

 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Reasons for delays in treatment of bacterial sexually transmissible infections in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia: a qualitative study of healthcentre staff 
blank image
Belinda Hengel , Lisa Maher , Linda Garton , James Ward , Alice Rumbold , Debbie Taylor-Thomson , Bronwyn Silver , Skye McGregor , Amalie Dyda , Janet Knox , John Kaldor , Rebecca Guy and on behalf of the STRIVE Investigators
pp. 341-347

Remote Australian Aboriginal communities experience high rates of bacterial sexually transmissible infections (STIs). To control the transmission and decrease the risk of complications, frequent STI testing combined with timely treatment is required, yet significant delays in treatment have been reported. As part of the STI in Remote communities, Improved and Enhanced Primary Health Care (STRIVE) project; a large cluster randomised controlled trial of a sexual health quality improvement program, qualitative research was conducted to investigate health centre staff’s perceived barriers to providing timely treatment. Participants identified barriers related to the distance to the laboratories and infrequent transportation, as well as systems to action results and difficulties in physically locating patients due to high mobility between communities and low levels of community knowledge due to high staff turnover and no AHP in some services.

 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Risk of cardiovascular disease in HIV-positive Queensland men receiving combined antiretroviral therapy 
blank image
Luis Furuya-Kanamori , Mark D. Kelly and Samantha J. McKenzie
pp. 348-352
 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Human papillomavirus prevalence to age 60 years among Australian women prevaccination 
blank image
Julia M. L. Brotherton , John R. Condon , Peter B. McIntyre , Sepehr N. Tabrizi , Michael Malloy , Suzanne M. Garland and on behalf of the WHINURS study group
pp. 353-359
 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Early diagnosis of HIV among men who have sex with men in Western Australia: impact of a peer-led sexually transmissible infection testing service 
blank image
Byron C. Minas , Carolien M. Giele , Sue C. Laing , Lisa Bastian , Andrew W. Burry , Kurt J. Sales and Donna B. Mak
pp. 360-363

In July 2010, the Western Australia (WA) AIDS Council established the ‘M Clinic’, a peer-led STI testing service for men who have sex with men (MSM). Since the M Clinic commenced operation the number and proportion of MSM HIV notifications that were newly acquired in WA significantly increased with the peer-led clinic diagnosing 30% (n = 21) of all newly acquired HIV among MSM in WA in the 2011–2013 period. A peer-led approach to HIV testing should be considered in order to achieve early diagnosis and treatment of HIV among MSM.

 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Acceptance of and experiences utilising expedited partner therapy among African-American juvenile girls 
blank image
JaNelle M. Ricks , Andrea L. Swartzendruber , Jessica M. Sales , Lorin S. Boyce , Ralph J. DiClemente and Eve Rose
pp. 364-368

Acceptance of and experiences utilising expedited partner therapy for chlamydia and gonorrhoea treatment among recently detained African-American girls was described. Results of this mixed methods study demonstrated that acceptance was associated with risky sexual behaviours. Motivation of girls to accept expedited partner therapy was influenced by personal prosocial beliefs.

 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

 
Improving public health surveillance of chlamydia: analysis of population-level positivity trends 
blank image
Nicola Stephens , David Coleman , Kelly A. Shaw , Maree O’Sullivan and Alison Venn
pp. 369-371

Chlamydia remains Australia’s most frequently notified communicable disease, however interpretation of notification data is difficult without knowledge of the testing patterns in the whole population. In this study, all Tasmanian chlamydia laboratory tests and notification data from 2001 to 2010 were compared. Notifications, tests and positivity increased, most significantly in males and females aged 15 to 29 years. After allowing for testing effort, an increase in chlamydia infections in young people was found.

 
  
 

blank image blank image blank image

   
These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    SH15119  Accepted 31 August 2015
    Sexual health among female Aboriginal university students in the maritime provinces of Canada: risk behaviours and health services Use
    Kevin Wilson, Audrey Steenbeek, Mark Asbridge, Amber Cragg, Don Langille
    Abstract


    SH15147  Accepted 26 August 2015
    Sexually transmitted infections in Middle and High School students: experience rates, Risk Factors, and Relationship with mental health - results from the Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey
    Hanna Kwon, Hee Cheol Kang, Jun Ho Lee
    Abstract


    SH15138  Accepted 23 August 2015
    A verbal invitation and specimen collection on the spot are crucial to maximise STI testing uptake in non-traditional settings
    Jane Hocking, Jane Goller, Megan Lim
    Abstract


    SH14220  Accepted 21 August 2015
    Frequent condom use with casual partners varies by sexual position among younger gay and bisexual men in New Zealand: national behavioural surveillance 2006-2011
    Nathan Lachowsky, Peter Saxton, Anthony Hughes, Nigel Dickson, Robin Milhausen, Cate Dewey, Alastair Summerlee
    Abstract


    SH15156  Accepted 12 August 2015
    Favorable attitudes towards serosorting are associated with overall less frequent condom use among young black men having sex men
    Richard Crosby, Leandro Mena, Angelica Geter
    Abstract


    SH15109  Accepted 30 July 2015
    Determinants of recent HIV testing among male sex workers and other men who have sex with men in Shenzhen, China: a cross-sectional study
    Rui Cai, Wende Cai, Jin Zhao, Lin Chen, Zhengrong Yang, Wei Tan, Chenli Zheng, Yongxia Gan, Yang Zhang, Jingguang Tan, Jan Hendrik Richardus, Sake De Vlas
    Abstract


    SH15089  Accepted 26 July 2015
    Penises not required: A systematic review of the potential for human papillomavirus horizontal transmission that is non-sexual or does not include penile penetration
    Zhiyue Liu, Tasnuva Rashid, Alan Nyitray
    Abstract


    SH15090  Accepted 23 July 2015
    Young people from culturally diverse backgrounds and their use of services for sexual and reproductive health needs: A structured scoping review
    Jessica Botfield, Christy Newman, Anthony Zwi
    Abstract


    SH15080  Accepted 23 July 2015
    Identifying types of sex conversations during adolescent health maintenance visits
    Stewart Chang Alexander, Sharon Christ, J. Fortenberry, Kathryn Pollak, Truls Ostbye, Terrill Bravender, Cleveland Shields
    Abstract


    SH15031  Accepted 22 July 2015
    Exploring pharmacy and home-based STI testing
    Melissa Habel, Roberta Scheinmann, Elizabeth Verdesoto, Charlotte Gaydos, Maggie Bertisch, Mary Ann Chiasson
    Abstract


    SH15085  Accepted 10 July 2015
    Anal intraepithelial neoplasia among HIV-positive men who have sex with men
    José Mata-Marín, Jorge Hernández-Fuigueroa, Gloria Huerta-García, Jorge Sandoval-Ramírez, Miguel Pichardo-Farfán, Bulmaro Manjarez-Tellez, Pablo Ramírez-Mendoza, Jesús Gaytán-Martínez
    Abstract


    SH15071  Accepted 10 July 2015
    Characteristics associated with group sex participation among men and women in the club drug scene
    Mance Buttram, Steven Kurtz
    Abstract


    SH15052  Accepted 06 July 2015
    Problematic recreational drug use: is there a role for outpatient sexual health clinics in identifying those not already engaged with treatment services?
    Caitlyn Lovett, Laura Hunter, John White, Paul Dargan, David Wood
    Abstract


    SH15044  Accepted 07 July 2015
    How do changes in the population tested for chlamydia over time affect observed trends in chlamydia positivity? Analysis of routinely collected data from young women tested for chlamydia in family planning clinics in the Pacific Northwest (USA), 2003 to 2010
    Sarah Woodhall, Elizabeth Torrone, David Fine, Sarah Salomon, Wendy Nakatsukasa-Ono, Kate Soldan, Hillard Weinstock
    Abstract


    SH15055  Accepted 03 July 2015
    Dr Google, porn and friend-of-a-friend: Where are young men really getting their sexual health information?
    Amy Litras, Sarah Latreille, Meredith Temple-Smith
    Abstract


    SH14241  Accepted 17 June 2015
    Cost-effectiveness of bivalent Human papillomavirus vaccination program in Japan
    Luke Connelly, Ha Le
    Abstract


16


The Most Read ranking is based on the number of downloads from the CSIRO PUBLISHING website of articles published in the previous 12 months. Usage statistics are updated daily.

Rank Paper Details
1. Published 7 November 2014
Sexual identity, sexual attraction and sexual experience: the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

Juliet Richters, Dennis Altman, Paul B. Badcock, Anthony M. A. Smith, Richard O. de Visser, Andrew E. Grulich, Chris Rissel and Judy M. Simpson

2. Published 9 September 2014
Prevalence, correlates and attitudes towards sexting among young people in Melbourne, Australia

Timothy H. Yeung, Danielle R. Horyniak, Alyce M. Vella, Margaret E. Hellard and Megan S. C. Lim

3. Published 7 November 2014
Heterosexual experience and recent heterosexual encounters among Australian adults: the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

Chris Rissel, Paul B. Badcock, Anthony M. A. Smith, Juliet Richters, Richard O. de Visser, Andrew E. Grulich and Judy M. Simpson

4. Published 7 November 2014
Attitudes toward sex and relationships: the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

Richard O. de Visser, Paul B. Badcock, Judy M. Simpson, Andrew E. Grulich, Anthony M. A. Smith, Juliet Richters and Chris Rissel

5. Published 10 March 2015
Barriers and facilitators of sexually transmissible infection testing in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: results from the Sexually Transmitted Infections in Remote Communities, Improved and Enhanced Primary Health Care (STRIVE) Study

Belinda Hengel, Rebecca Guy, Linda Garton, James Ward, Alice Rumbold, Debbie Taylor-Thomson, Bronwyn Silver, Skye McGregor, Amalie Dyda, Janet Knox, John Kaldor and Lisa Maher

6. Published 7 November 2014
Masturbation, paying for sex, and other sexual activities: the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

Juliet Richters, Richard O. de Visser, Paul B. Badcock, Anthony M. A. Smith, Chris Rissel, Judy M. Simpson and Andrew E. Grulich

7. Published 7 November 2014
Safer sex and condom use: findings from the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

Richard O. de Visser, Paul B. Badcock, Chris Rissel, Juliet Richters, Anthony M. A. Smith, Andrew E. Grulich and Judy M. Simpson

8. Published 7 November 2014
Design and methods of the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

Juliet Richters, Paul B. Badcock, Judy M. Simpson, David Shellard, Chris Rissel, Richard O. de Visser, Andrew E. Grulich and Anthony M. A. Smith

9. Published 7 November 2014
First vaginal intercourse and oral sex among a representative sample of Australian adults: the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

Chris Rissel, Wendy Heywood, Richard O. de Visser, Judy M. Simpson, Andrew E. Grulich, Paul B. Badcock, Anthony M. A. Smith and Juliet Richters

10. Published 9 September 2014
Epidemiology of gonorrhoea notifications in Australia, 2007–12

April Roberts-Witteveen, Kate Pennington, Nasra Higgins, Carolyn Lang, Monica Lahra, Russell Waddell and John Kaldor

11. Published 7 November 2014
Homosexual experience and recent homosexual encounters: the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

Andrew E. Grulich, Richard O. de Visser, Paul B. Badcock, Anthony M. A. Smith, Wendy Heywood, Juliet Richters, Chris Rissel and Judy M. Simpson

12. Published 7 November 2014
Characteristics of heterosexual regular relationships among a representative sample of adults: the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

Paul B. Badcock, Anthony M. A. Smith, Juliet Richters, Chris Rissel, Richard O. de Visser, Judy M. Simpson and Andrew E. Grulich

13. Published 7 November 2014
Knowledge about and experience of sexually transmissible infections in a representative sample of adults: the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships

Andrew E. Grulich, Richard O. de Visser, Paul B. Badcock, Anthony M. A. Smith, Juliet Richters, Chris Rissel and Judy M. Simpson

14. Published 21 April 2015
Public health interventions to control syphilis

Thomas A. Peterman and Bruce W. Furness

15. Published 21 April 2015
Syphilis transmission: a review of the current evidence

Juliet E. Stoltey and Stephanie E. Cohen

16. Published 11 June 2015
Sexual behaviour, drug use and health service use by young Noongar people in Western Australia: a snapshot

Robyn Williams, Chris Lawrence, Edward Wilkes, Maurice Shipp, Barbara Henry, Sandra Eades, Bradley Mathers, John Kaldor, Lisa Maher and Dennis Gray

17. Published 1 December 2014
Who‘s cheating? Agreements about sexual exclusivity and subsequent concurrent partnering in Australian heterosexual couples

Juliet Richters, Wendy Heywood, Marian K. Pitts, Julia M. Shelley, Judy M. Simpson, Kent Patrick and Anthony M. A. Smith

18. Published 11 June 2015
Sexual risk and healthcare seeking behaviour in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in North Queensland

Robert Scott, Regina Foster, Lisa N. Oliver, Anna Olsen, Julie Mooney-Somers, Bradley Mathers, Joanne M. Micallef, John Kaldor and Lisa Maher

19. Published 21 April 2015
Increasing trends of syphilis among men who have sex with men in high income countries

Phillip Read, Christopher K. Fairley and Eric P. F. Chow

20. Published 9 September 2014
High rates of sexually transmissible infections in HIV-positive patients in the Australian HIV Observational Database: a prospective cohort study

Brian P. Mulhall, Stephen Wright, Debbie Allen, Katherine Brown, Bridget Dickson, Miriam Grotowski, Eva Jackson, Kathy Petoumenos, Phillip Read, Timothy Read, Darren Russell, David J. Smith, David J. Templeton, Christopher K. Fairley and Matthew G. Law


      
Current Issue
Journal Cover
Volume 12 (4)

red arrow Submit Article
blank image
Use the online submission system to send us your paper.

 Advertisement


   
Legal & Privacy | Contact Us | Help

CSIRO

© CSIRO 1996-2015