Journal article

Trends and differences in sexual practices and sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men only (MSMO) and men who have sex with men and women (MSMW): a repeated cross-sectional study in Melbourne, Australia

Mario Martin-Sanchez, Richard Case, Christopher Fairley, Jane S Hocking, Catriona Bradshaw, Jason Ong, Marcus Y Chen, Eric PF Chow

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: In the 2010s, there has been an increase in sexually transmitted infections (STI) in men who have sex with men (MSM) in Australia, and since 2015 also in urban heterosexuals. Men who have sex with both men and women (MSMW) have characteristics that may differ from both men who have sex with men only (MSMO) and heterosexual men. We aimed to compare the sexual practices and the trends in HIV/STI positivity between MSMO and MSMW. DESIGN: Repeated cross-sectional study. SETTING: A sexual health centre in Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: MSM aged 18 years and above who attended the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre for the first time between 2011 and 2018. This includes 12 795 MSMO an..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant


Awarded by Australian NHMRC Leadership Investigator Grants


Funding Acknowledgements

EPFC is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant (GNT1172873). CKF is supported by an Australian NHMRC Leadership Investigator Grants (GNT1172900).