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Assessing risk among MSM: service evaluation demonstrates feasibility of a single-question approach
  1. O Hennigan,
  2. G Whitlock
  1. Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr G Whitlock, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, 56 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 6AQ, UK; gary.whitlock{at}

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We evaluated the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and their association with self-disclosed risk behaviour in men who have sex with men (MSM) attending a Central London sexual health service for asymptomatic STI screening.

Using computer touch screens, attenders enter data including demographics, number of sexual partners in the past 3 months and sexual history. All are asked the following question to assess for high-risk sexual behaviour: ‘Are …

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  • Contributors OH input the data. GW analysed the data and drafted for publication.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval This is a service evaluation.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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