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Self-collected anal swabs in men who have sex with men: minimal benefit of routine peri-anal examination
  1. D J Templeton1,2,
  2. Y Wang1,
  3. A N Higgins1,
  4. N Manokaran1
  1. 1RPA Sexual Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  2. 2National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr David J Templeton, Staff Specialist & Manager, RPA Sexual Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, 25 Lucas Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia; david.templeton{at}

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Self-collected anogenital specimens are being actively promoted to improve sexually transmissible infection (STI) screening rates among men who have sex with men (MSM).1 Such testing performs well compared with …

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  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the SSWAHS Ethics (RPAH Zone).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.