Journal article

Comprehensive clinical care on-site in men-only saunas: confidential STI/HIV screening outreach clinic

NA Lister, A Smith, SN Tabrizi, S Garland, P Hayes, CK Fairley

International Journal of STD & AIDS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2005


During 2001 and 2002 an anonymous outreach-screening programme in Melbourne, Australia, offered testing for gonorrhoea and chlamydia on-site at men-only saunas. Modifications were made to this screening programme to offer a comprehensive testing clinic for sexually transmissible infections (STIs), including HIV. The comprehensive clinic was evaluated after one year of operation, and comparisons were made with the earlier anonymous screening programme. The comprehensive outreach clinic made contact with fewer men (n = 557), however, men tested had a higher prevalence of gonorrhoea and chlamydia (17%), and all men tested positive for STIs/HIV were followed up. The findings and comparisons outl..

View full abstract