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Participants’ perspectives of self-collected anal cytological swabs

Leon P. Botes A B , Fengyi Jin A C , Chris Bourne D E , Sarah Pett B C , Debbie Marriott B , Andrew Carr B , David A. Cooper B C , Gail Matthews B C , Bruce J. Brew B and Richard J. Hillman A B F
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A Sexually Transmitted Infection Research Centre (STIRC), Marian Villa, Westmead Hospital, 170 Hawkesbury Road, University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia.

B Centre for Applied Medical Research (CAMR), St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia.

C National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (NCHECR), University of New South Wales, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia.

D Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia.

E School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia.

F Corresponding author. Email:

Sexual Health 8(2) 257-258
Submitted: 25 March 2010  Accepted: 7 September 2010   Published: 18 May 2011


We would like to acknowledge the patients and staff from the St Vincent’s Hospital, Centre for Applied Medical Research, Darlinghurst, Sydney, for their participation and support of the BASIL study.


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