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  • (2004) Ward, Robyn; Williams, Robyn; Law, Matthew; Hawkins, Nicholas
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    Colorectal cancers with widespread CpG island methylation display a number of distinct clinicopathological features, and it has been suggested that the condition has an inheritable genetic component. To address this possibility, histories of cancer were o

  • (2010) Prestage, Garrett; Imrie, John; Kippax, Susan; Donovan, Basil; Templeton, David; Cunningham, Amy; Mindel, Adrian; Cunningham, Philip; Kaldor, John; Grulich, Andrew; Jin, Feng Yi
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  • (2010) Templeton, David; Jin, Feng Yi; Mcnally, P.; Imrie, John; Prestage, Garrett; Donovan, Basil; Cunningham, Philip; Kaldor, John; Kippax, Susan; Grulich, Andrew
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  • (2005) Grulich, Andrew; Cunningham, Philip; Munier, Cynthia; Prestage, Garrett; Amin, Janaki; Ringland, Clare; Whitby, Denis; Kippax, Susan; Kaldor, John; Rawlinson, William
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  • (2007) Jin, F; Prestage, Garrett; Mao, Limin; Kippax, Susan; Pell, Catherine; Donovan, Basil; Cunningham, Philip; Templeton, David; Kaldor, John; Grulich, Andrew
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  • (2007) Jin, F; Prestage, Garrett; Zablotska, I; Rawstorne, Patrick; Kippax, Susan; Donovan, Basil; Cunningham, Philip; Templeton, David; Kaldor, John; Grulich, Andrew
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    Background/objectives: Higher levels of sexual risk behaviours have been reported in HIV positive than in HIV negative homosexual men. In clinic based studies, higher rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have also been reported. We compared rates of common STIs between HIV positive and HIV negative homosexual men from two ongoing community based cohort studies in Sydney, Australia. Methods: Participants in the two cohorts were recruited using similar community based strategies. They were interviewed face to face annually after enrolment. Comprehensive sexual health screening, including hepatitis A and B, syphilis, gonorrhoea, and chlamydia (in urethra and anus) was offered to participants in both cohorts. Results: In participants in the HIV positive cohort, 75% were hepatitis A seropositive, 56% had serological evidence of previous or current hepatitis B infection, and 24% had evidence of vaccination against hepatitis B infection. 19% of men tested positive for syphilis and 4% had evidence of recent infections. Compared with men in the HIV negative cohort, after adjustment for age, HIV positive participants had significantly higher prevalence of previous or current hepatitis B infection, syphilis, and anal gonorrhoea. Conclusion: This finding supports the need for frequent STI testing in HIV positive men to prevent morbidity and to decrease the risk of ongoing HIV transmission.

  • (2008) Templeton, David; Jin, Feng Yi; Imrie, John; Prestage, Garrett; Donovan, Basil; Cunningham, Philip; Kaldor, John; Kippax, Susan; Grulich, Andrew
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    To determine the prevalence, incidence and risk factors for pharyngeal Chlamydia trachomatis in the community based Health in Men (HIM) cohort of HIV negative homosexual men in Sydney, Australia. The incidence of pharyngeal chlamydia infection in the HIM study was relatively low; however, the relatively high prevalence on baseline testing compared to incidence suggests a long duration of infection. Occasional screening for pharyngeal chlamydia in homosexual men who frequently practise receptive oral sex with ejaculation may be warranted.