SH22170Improving HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and initiation: process evaluation and recommendation development from a national PrEP program
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Zero new HIV infections could become a reality if HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programs are successfully implemented but the World Health Organization recognises that large-scale roll out is challenging. We used implementation science research tools in novel ways to evaluate one of the world’s first national PrEP programs, to develop evidence-based recommendations for use across a range of settings to improve PrEP uptake and initiation. Adopting these recommendations could enable governments and societies to better address HIV prevention goals ..read more
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SH22125A qualitative evaluation of a Nudgeathon event for the co-design of sexual health campaign images targeting overseas-born men who have sex with men
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We evaluated a 4-h online Nudgeathon aimed to co-design a digital advertisement campaign for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among overseas-born men who have sex with men. All interviewees were satisfied with the end-product they co-designed with their group, which proved to be as productive in co-designing solutions as past Nudgeathons conducted in person, lasting 1–2 days. Online co-design workshops can be a fast and efficient option for developing potential solutions to sensitive issues, such as PrEP ..read more
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SH22139Would men who have sex with men support less frequent screening for asymptomatic chlamydia and gonorrhoea to improve antibiotic stewardship? A qualitative study
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2M ago
Current sexually transmitted infection (STI) guidelines recommend that men who have sex with men (MSM) taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be tested every 3 months for chlamydia and gonorrhoea regardless of symptoms. However, these guidelines have not led to a noticeable reduction of gonorrhoea and chlamydia rates and there is increasing concern about antibiotic consumption among this group and its impact on antimicrobial resistance. We interviewed MSM to explore their attitudes to 3-monthly screening and how they would feel about screening less frequently ..read more
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SH22181Pornography consumption and sexual health among emerging adults from Malaysia: an observational study
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2M ago
The prevalence of pornography consumption remains high in Malaysia despite governmental efforts in banning sexually explicit content. The current research revealed that the attitudes and behaviours related to pornography consumption among Malaysian emerging adults match trends that have been observed globally, and that pornography use can be particularly beneficial or detrimental for women. Findings highlight the need for comprehensive sex education to be provided to adolescents and emerging adults in Malaysia to promote sexual health literacy, especially among women ..read more
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SH22161Case report of a man with HIV presenting with malignant syphilis
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3M ago
Malignant syphilis is a rare manifestation of secondary syphilis and is usually associated with HIV infection. Disseminated syphilis can pose a diagnostic dilemma, often a masquerade for other conditions including fungal endophthalmitis. Syphilis remains a disease of concern and has continued to rise in prevalence in the past decade ..read more
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SH22143Clinician views and experiences with reproductive coercion screening in a family planning service
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This paper explores the views and experiences of clinicians undertaking a reproductive coercion screening program at a family planning service in New South Wales, Australia. Clinicians involved in the program believed screening was an important and relevant component of their practice. They identified that ongoing education and training with relevant resources, and establishment of effective referral pathways with a multi-disciplinary collaborative response, would support clinicians in undertaking screening and responding to disclosures of reproductive coercion ..read more
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SH22147Isolated middle cerebral artery stenosis caused by syphilitic vasculitis
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We report the case of a patient with cerebral infraction and severe isolated middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis, who was evaluated by serial high-resolution vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging (HR-VWI). The follow-up HR-VWI showed that concentric parietal thickening and contrast enhancement of the arterial walls were found in the patient, and the complete loss of contrast enhancement with slight residual stenosis 6 months after IV penicillin G treatment. HR-VWI is an important diagnostic tool for SV and could serve as a biomarker for assessing the response to anti-syphilis treatment ..read more
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SH22129Sexting and sexual behaviour in Australian adolescents
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Is sexting deviant or a normal part of adolescence? Many reports of sexting in adolescence have noted that it is a deviant behaviour, considering it part of a grouping of risky sexual behaviour that includes unprotected sex. In a national study of Australian adolescents, there were no differences between sexters and non-sexters in STI rates and contraceptive use; indicating that sexting is not part of a group of risky sexual behaviours and is instead a normative part of adolescents exploring their sexual selves ..read more
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SH22095The effect of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on negotiating casual sex between gay men: disclosure, assumptions, and communication
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With the rapid uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Australia, norms and expectations about discussion and disclosure of HIV status may have changed. Many participants assumed their partners would find information about their HIV status or PrEP use on their online profiles or that partners would ask, if necessary. Building a stronger, shared understanding among gay men that disclosure and discussion no longer automatically occur before sexual encounters may be useful ..read more
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SH22045Sexual activities and condom use among heterosexual men and women engaged in mixed-gender group sex events in Melbourne, Australia
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Group sex has been identified as a risk factor for HIV and STI. In this cross-sectional study of 3277 heterosexual men and women, we found that 5% had engaged in group sex in the past 3 months. Of those who had vaginal sex in the most recent group sex event, only 35% used condoms consistently and changed condoms between consecutive partners. Safe sex messages on changing condoms between partners and between sexual activities should be reinforced for sexually transmitted infections prevention ..read more
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