Rectal self-sampling in non-clinical venues for detection of sexually transmissible infections among behaviourally bisexual men

Brian Dodge, Barbara Van Der Pol, Michael Reece, David Malebranche, Omar Martinez, Gabriel Goncalves, Phillip Schnarrs, Ryan Nix, J. Dennis Fortenberry

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Abstract

Rectal sexually transmissible infections are a common health concern for men who have sex with men but little is known about these infections among men who have sex with both men and women. Self-obtained rectal specimens were collected from a diverse sample of behaviourally bisexual men. From a total sample of 75 bisexual men, 58 collected specimens. A relatively high prevalence of rectal Chlamydia trachomatis infection was found. Participants who collected specimens reported overall acceptability and comfort with self-sampling. Future efforts are needed focusing on increasing awareness of and options for rectal sexually transmissible infection testing among bisexual men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-191
Number of pages2
JournalSexual Health
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • chlamydia
  • men who have sex with men
  • Midwestern USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Dodge, B., Van Der Pol, B., Reece, M., Malebranche, D., Martinez, O., Goncalves, G., Schnarrs, P., Nix, R., & Fortenberry, J. D. (2012). Rectal self-sampling in non-clinical venues for detection of sexually transmissible infections among behaviourally bisexual men. Sexual Health, 9(2), 190-191. https://doi.org/10.1071/SH11068