Journal article

Sexually transmissible infections among transgender men and women attending Australian sexual health clinics.

Denton Callander, Teddy Cook, Phillip Read, Margaret E Hellard, Christopher K Fairley, John M Kaldor, Emanuel Vlahakis, Alisa Pollack, Christopher Bourne, Darren B Russell, Rebecca J Guy, Basil Donovan

The Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To estimate rates of HIV infection, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and infectious syphilis in transgender men and women in Australia; to compare these rates with those for cisgender people. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, comparative analysis of de-identified health data. SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: We analysed data for 1260 transgender people (404 men, 492 women, 364 unrecorded gender), 78 108 cisgender gay and bisexual men, and 309 740 cisgender heterosexual people who attended 46 sexual health clinics across Australia during 2010-2017. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: First-visit test positivity for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), stratified by patient group and year; demographic and behavioural fa..

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