ENHANCED PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
Grant number: 1136117 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022
The entire developed world is witnessing dramatic increases in bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the likes of which have not been seen since prior to the emergence of the HIV epidemic in the 1980s. My vision is to reduce the burden of STIs by identifying innovative, cost-effective approaches to STI prevention and management that are acceptable to the populations affected (including healthcare workers and people are risk of STIs) and able to be implemented on a broad scale.
Related publications (33)
Evaluating the impact and cost-effectiveness of chlamydia management strategies in Hong Kong: A modeling study
Sandra Montes-Olivas, Yaz Ozten, Martin Homer, Katy Turner, Christopher K Fairley, Jane S Hocking, Desiree Tse, Nicolas Verschueren van Rees, William CW Wong, Jason J Ong
OBJECTIVES: To illustrate the epidemiologic and cost-effectiveness impact of shifting the focus from population-based screening to..
Digital sexually transmitted infection and HIV services across prevention and care continuums: evidence and practical resources
Joseph D Tucker, Jane Hocking, David Oladele, Claudia Estcourt
Increased demand for sexual health services (including prevention and treatment) have spurred the development of digital STI/HIV s..
Diagnosis and Management of Uncomplicated Chlamydia trachomatis Infections in Adolescents and Adults: Summary of Evidence Reviewed for the 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines.
William M Geisler, Jane S Hocking, Toni Darville, Byron E Batteiger, Robert C Brunham
To prepare for the development of the 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sexually transmitted infections treatm..
Comparison of gastrointestinal side effects from different doses of azithromycin for the treatment of gonorrhoea
Jason J Ong, Ivette Aguirre, Magnus Unemo, Fabian YS Kong, Christopher K Fairley, Jane S Hocking, Eric PF Chow, Warittha Tieosapjaroen, Jenny Ly, Marcus Y Chen
OBJECTIVES: Azithromycin is commonly used to treat Neisseria gonorrhoeae. We compared its gastrointestinal side effects using 1 g ..
Access to period products during the first nation-wide lockdown in Australia: Results from an online survey
Jacqueline Coombe, Helen Bittleston, Jane S Hocking
In early 2020, Australia experienced a nation-wide lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19. While many aspects of normal life..
Changes to pubic hair removal practices during COVID-19 restrictions and impact on sexual intimacy
Louise Bourchier, Helen Bittleston, Jane Hocking, Jacqueline Coombe
Pubic hair grooming (hair removal) has been linked to body image and sexual behaviour and, given the impacts of COVID-19 restricti..
Universal lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) testing of rectal chlamydia in men who have sex with men and detection of asymptomatic LGV
Yasmin Hughes, Marcus Y Chen, Christopher K Fairley, Jane S Hocking, Deborah Williamson, Jason J Ong, Vesna De Petra, Eric PF Chow
BACKGROUND: Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serovars L1-L3. This study determined the positivity..
Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in postmenopausal women: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Linde L Stewart, Lenka A Vodstrcil, Jacqueline Coombe, Catriona S Bradshaw, Jane S Hocking
Bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common cause of vaginal discharge in women of reproductive age, is associated with considerable..
A systematic review of international students' sexual health knowledge, behaviours, and attitudes
Madeleine SY Lim, Jane S Hocking, Lena Sanci, Meredith Temple-Smith
The demand for higher education has increased student mobility across the world. Studying abroad provides an opportunity for young..
'I didn't want to visit a doctor unless it was extremely necessary': perspectives on delaying access to sexual and reproductive health care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia from an online survey
Helen Bittleston, Jane L Goller, Meredith Temple-Smith, Jane S Hocking, Jacqueline Coombe
Australians were subject to a series of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions throughout 2020. Although accessing medical care was allowa..
The duration and body position during tongue-kissing among heterosexual men and women.
Julien Tran, Christopher K Fairley, Jason J Ong, Catriona S Bradshaw, Ei T Aung, Kate Maddaford, Marcus Y Chen, Jane S Hocking, Eric PF Chow
BACKGROUND: Emerging data suggest tongue-kissing may transmit gonorrhea. We aim to examine the duration or body position of hetero..
Accuracy of Self-reported Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Status Among Gay and Bisexual Adolescent Males: Cross-sectional Study
Eric PF Chow, Christopher K Fairley, Rebecca Wigan, Jane S Hocking, Suzanne M Garland, Alyssa M Cornall, Sepehr N Tabrizi, Marcus Y Chen
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men are a risk group for anal human papillomavirus (HPV) and anal cancer. Australia introduced a..
Alcohol availability and prevalent Chlamydia trachomatis in young Australians: a multi-level analysis
Amie L Bingham, Anurika P De Silva, Alaina M Vaisey, Meredith J Temple-Smith, Simone Y Spark, Jane S Hocking
Background Prevalence of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) has been associated with availability of alcohol. This paper inv..
Intensified partner notification and repeat testing can improve the effectiveness of screening in reducing Chlamydia trachomatis prevalence: a mathematical modelling study
Ben B Hui, Jane S Hocking, Sabine Braat, Basil Donovan, Christopher K Fairley, Rebecca Guy, Simone Spark, Anna Yeung, Nicola Low, David Regan
BACKGROUND: The Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot (ACCEPt) was a cluster randomised controlled trial designed to as..
Requesting early removal of long-acting reversible contraception: a qualitative study exploring the experiences of doctors working in primary care
Jacqueline Ding, Henrietta Williams, Jane S Hocking, Jacqueline Coombe
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) are the most effective contraceptive methods available in Australia and are effective..
Incidence and duration of incident oropharyngeal gonorrhoea and chlamydia infections among men who have sex with men: prospective cohort study
Eric PF Chow, Lenka A Vodstrcil, Deborah A Williamson, Kate Maddaford, Jane S Hocking, Melinda Ashcroft, Vesna De Petra, Catriona S Bradshaw, Christopher K Fairley
OBJECTIVES: This prospective cohort study aimed to determine the natural history and incidence of oropharyngeal gonorrhoea and chl..
Love during lockdown: findings from an online survey examining the impact of COVID-19 on the sexual health of people living in Australia
Jacqueline Coombe, Fabian Yuh Shiong Kong, Helen Bittleston, Henrietta Williams, Jane Tomnay, Alaina Vaisey, Sue Malta, Jane L Goller, Meredith Temple-Smith, Louise Bourchier, Andrew Lau, Eric PF Chow, Jane S Hocking
INTRODUCTION: Australia recorded its first case of COVID-19 in late January 2020. On 22P March 2020, amid increasing daily case nu..
Associations Between Methods of Meeting Sexual Partners and Sexual Practices Among Heterosexuals: Cross-sectional Study in Melbourne, Australia
Heidi Constantinou, Christopher K Fairley, Jane S Hocking, Catriona S Bradshaw, Edmond PH Choi, Kate Maddaford, Tiffany R Phillips, Eric PF Chow
BACKGROUND: The association between meeting partners on the web and sexual practices has been understudied in heterosexuals. OBJEC..
Nonclassical Pathogens as Causative Agents of Proctitis in Men who Have Sex With Men
Eric PF Chow, Darren Lee, Stephanie Bond, Christopher K Fairley, Kate Maddaford, Rebecca Wigan, Glenda Fehler, Sigrid A Lange, Vesna De Petra, Melanie Bissessor, Catriona S Bradshaw, Benjamin P Howden, Jane S Hocking, Deborah A Williamson, Marcus Y Chen
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify enteric and sexually acquired rectal pathogens, other than chlamydia and gonorrhea, assoc..
'It's literally giving them a solution in their hands': the views of young Australians towards patient-delivered partner therapy for treating chlamydia
Elly Layton, Jane L Goller, Jacqueline Coombe, Meredith Temple-Smith, Jane Tomnay, Alaina Vaisey, Jane S Hocking
OBJECTIVES: Patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) is a method for providing antibiotic treatment for the sexual partners of an ..
Contraceptive use and pregnancy plans among women of reproductive age during the first Australian COVID-19 lockdown: findings from an online survey
Jacqueline Coombe, Fabian Kong, Helen Bittleston, Hennie Williams, Jane Tomnay, Alaina Vaisey, Sue Malta, Jane Goller, Meredith Temple-Smith, Louise Bourchier, Andrew Lau, Jane S Hocking
PURPOSE: Australia introduced 'lockdown' measures to control COVID-19 on 22 March 2020 which continued for a period of two months...
Associations between oral sex practices and frequent mouthwash use in heterosexuals: a cross-sectional survey in Melbourne, Australia
Tiffany R Phillips, Christopher K Fairley, Catriona S Bradshaw, Marjan Tabesh, Kate Maddaford, Jane S Hocking, Eric PF Chow
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the frequency of mouthwash use and its association to oral sex practice in heterosexuals...
Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnoses and Access to a Sexual Health Service Before and After the National Lockdown for COVID-19 in Melbourne, Australia
Eric PF Chow, Jane S Hocking, Jason J Ong, Tiffany R Phillips, Christopher K Fairey
BACKGROUND: We aimed to examine the impact of lockdown on sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses and access to a public se..
The Views of Patients and Partners Toward Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy for Chlamydia: A Systematic Review
Elly Layton, Alaina Vaisey, Jane L Goller, Jacqueline Coombe, Meredith Temple-Smith, Jane Hocking
BACKGROUND: The majority of research on patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) has focused on its impact on reinfections. This s..
An open-label, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial of antiseptic mouthwash versus antibiotics for oropharyngeal gonorrhoea treatment (OMEGA2)
Eric PF Chow, Kate Maddaford, Jane S Hocking, Catriona S Bradshaw, Rebecca Wigan, Marcus Y Chen, Benjamin P Howden, Deborah A Williamson, Christopher K Fairley
New treatments for oropharyngeal gonorrhoea are required to address rising antimicrobial resistance. We aimed to examine the effic..
Changing the Use of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Melbourne, Australia
Eric PF Chow, Jane S Hocking, Jason J Ong, Tina Schmidt, Andrew Buchanan, Elena Rodriguez, Kate Maddaford, Prital Patel, Christopher K Fairley
We surveyed 204 men who have sex with men (MSM) who were pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) users. One in 4 daily PrEP users stopped ..
Age, ethnic and travel-related disparities in kissing and sexual practices among heterosexual men in Melbourne, Australia
Finley J Charleson, Christopher K Fairley, Jane S Hocking, Lenka A Vodstrcil, Catriona S Bradshaw, Eric PF Chow
UNLABELLED: Background The kissing practices of heterosexual men are not well understood, despite the potential of kissing to be a..
Factors associated with anorectal Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae test positivity in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Andrew Lau, Fabian Yuh Shiong Kong, Willa Huston, Eric PF Chow, Christopher K Fairley, Jane S Hocking
OBJECTIVES: There has been considerable discussion about anorectal Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in women, with some calling for anor..
Gathering data for decisions: best practice use of primary care electronic records for research
Rachel Canaway, Douglas IR Boyle, Jo-Anne E Manski-Nankervis, Jessica Bell, Jane S Hocking, Ken Clarke, Malcolm Clark, Jane M Gunn, Jon D Emery
In Australia, there is limited use of primary health care data for research and for data linkage between health care settings. Thi..