Journal article

Prevalence of sexually transmissible infections and HIV in men attending sex-on-premises venues in Australia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Catriona Ooi, Fabian YS Kong, David A Lewis, Jane S Hocking

SEXUAL HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background In Australia, men who have sex with men (MSM) have high rates sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and sex-on-premises venue (SOPV) patrons are at risk. This paper assesses Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), syphilis and HIV prevalence in men tested at Australian SOPVs and describes testing services. METHODS: EMBASE, Medline, PubMed and international conference proceedings were searched for articles reporting on-site SOPV testing between 1 January 2000 and 31 January 2017. Meta-analysis calculated pooled prevalence estimates of STIs by anatomical site. RESULTS: Twelve cross-sectional studies were identified. Most (8/12) were local sexual health clinics (SH..

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