Journal article

Missed opportunities for sexual transmitted infections testing for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis users: a systematic review

Jason J Ong, Hongyun Fu, Rachel C Baggaley, Teodora E Wi, Joseph D Tucker, M Kumi Smith, Sabrina Rafael, Jane Falconer, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Ioannis Mameletzis, Phillipe Mayaud



INTRODUCTION: Given the synergistic relationship between HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI), the integration of services has the potential to reduce the incidence of both HIV and STIs. We explored the extent to which STI testing has been offered within HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programmes worldwide. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of PrEP programmes implementing STI testing services in nine databases. We approached PrEP implementers for additional unpublished data and implementation details. Descriptive statistics were used to present the characteristics of STI testing within PrEP programmes. Content analysis of the input from PrEP implementers was conducted to..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the World Health Organization (WHO) and Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (GNT1104781) for funding the project, and the following people for supplying data from their PrEP programmes: Clara Agutu (KEMRI, Kenya), Iskandar Azwa (University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Irith de Baetselier (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium), Amal Ben Moussa (Association de LutteContre le Sida), Adele S. Benzaken (Ministry of Health, Brazil), Pedro Carneiro (Callen-Lorde Community Health Centre, USA), Connie Celum (University of Washington, USA), Eric Chow (Monash University, Australia), Sinead Delany-Moretlwe (Wits RHI, South Africa), Bonnie Dye (FHI 360, USA), Beatriz Grinsztejn (Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas, Fiocruz, Brazil), Andrew Grulich (University of New South Wales, Australia), Noel Gill (Public Health England, United Kingdom), Susan Graham (University of Washington, USA), Kimberly Green (PATH, Vietnam), Elske Hoornenborg (Public Health Service of Amsterdam, Netherlands), Emilia Jalil (Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas, Fiocruz, Brazil), Mehdi Karkouri (Association de Lutte Contre le Sida, Morroco), Jordan Kyongo (LVCT Health, Kenya), Daisuke Mizushima (National Center for Global Health and Medicine Research Institute, Japan), Jean-Michel Molina (University of Paris, France), Michalina Montano (University of Washington, USA), Jennifer Morton (University of Washington, USA), Saiqa Mullick (Wits RHI, South Africa), Victor Pecoul (Checkpoint Geneve, Switzerland), Nittaya Phanuphak (Thai Red Cross, Thailand), Asa Radix (Callen-Lorde Community Health Centre, USA), Hasina Subedar (National Department of Health, South Africa), Justin Toro (Montefiore Medical Centre, USA), Julian Torres (Montefiore Medical Centre, USA), Bea Vuylsteke (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium) and Ellen White (University College London, UK).