Anorectal swabs as a marker of male-to-male sexual exposure in STI surveillance systems
FH Ampt, C El Hayek, PA Agius, AL Bowring, N Bartnik, C Van Gemert, CK Fairley, EPF Chow, CS Bradshaw, N Stephens, MSC Lim, ME Hellard
Epidemiology and Infection | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017
The authors gratefully acknowledge the patients and participating laboratories and clinics for providing data for the Victorian Primary Care Network for Sentinel Surveillance on Blood Borne Viruses and STIs (VPCNSS). The VPNSS is managed at the Burnet Institute and is in collaboration with the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. This work was supported by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. The VPCNSS has significant ongoing support from surveillance officers at the Burnet Institute. They gratefully acknowledge the contribution to this work of the Victorian Operational Infrastructure Support Program received by the Burnet Institute.