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Perception and Acceptability of Presumptive Treatment for Bacterial STIs in High-Risk Groups and Physicians to Assess Chances of Patience Uptake and Clinical Adoption

Project Member(s): Demant, D., McMillan, F., Manton, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine
Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine

Start year: 2023

Summary: The overarching aim of this research is to understand the acceptability of population-based presumptive treatment approaches for bacterial STIs using antibiotic treatment to determine h the applicability and transferability to public health services in Queensland. The project aims to (1) examine both contextual factors and levels of acceptability of population defined presumptive treatment approaches in priority populations: sexually active young people, CALD people, Indigenous People and GBMSM that might enhance treatment effectiveness. (2) examine levels of acceptability to offer or engage in population-based presumptive treatment approaches in the relevant clinical professions, particularly General Practitioners and Sexual Health Clinicians. (3) to understand which models or care for population-based presumptive treatment are acceptable to both consumers and practitioners (4) investigate which models of care are perceived to be practical and actionable within sexual health clinics, physician appointments, and health promotion efforts.

FOR Codes: Behavioural epidemiology, Infectious diseases, Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health), Prevention of human diseases and conditions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status and outcomes