ASTRA and its associated studies, CIPHER and AURAH, present independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research funding scheme (RP-PG-0608-10142).

The studies were some of the components of CAPRA, a programme for the Comprehensive Assessment of the Prevention Role of Antiretroviral therapy.

The studies also received support through the Comprehensive Clinical Research Network.

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Presentations

Presentations and conference abstracts based on data from the ASTRA, CIPHER and AURAH studies:

Ethnicity and sexual behaviours – the association between ethnicity and sexual risk behaviours by heterosexual men and women in a GUM setting

Rachel Coyle, Ada Miltz, Janey Sewell, Andrew Phillips, Andrew Speakman, Daniel Ivens, Tariq Sadiq, Jyoti Dhar, Stephen Taylor, Lorraine Sherr, Simon Collins, Jonathon Elford, Fiona Lampe, Alison Rodger.

Oral Abstract O32 at the Joint Annual Conference of BASHH and SSTDI 18-20 June 2017 Belfast, UK
doi:10.1136/sextrans-2017-053232.32
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Depression, self-efficacy, and sexual behaviour among men who have sex with men.

Miltz A, Rodger A, Sewell J, Speakman A, Phillips A, Sherr L, Gilson R, Asboe D, Nwokolo N, Clarke A, Allan S, Collins S, Lampe F, for the AURAH (Attitudes to and Understanding of Risk of Acquisition of HIV) Study Group.

Poster P_21 at the 11th International Workshop on HIV Transmission 15-16 October 2016, Chicago, USA
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Accuracy of reporting undetectable HIV viral load among people with HIV on antiretroviral treatment in the UK

J Sewell, M Daskalopoulou, F Nakagawa, FC Lampe, A Speakman, AN Philllips, AJ Rodger, S Edwards, N Perry, E Wilkins, R O’Connell, M Jones and S Collins

Poster P144 at the 22nd Annual Conference of the British HIV Association 19-22 April 2016 Manchester, UK
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Condomless sex in HIV-diagnosed men who have sex with men in the UK: prevalence, correlates, and implications for HIV transmission

Daskalopoulou M, Rodger AJ, Phillips AN, Sherr L, Elford J, McDonnell J, Edwards S, Perry N, Wilkins E, Collins S, Johnson AM, Burman WJ, Speakman A, Lampe FC, for the ASTRA study

Oral Abstract 018 at the 22nd Annual Conference of the British HIV Association 19-22 April 2016 Manchester, UK
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Do socioeconomic factors explain gender differences in virological response to ART in the UK?

R O’Connell, LS Burch, J Anderson, M Johnson, AM Geretti, AJ Rodger, L Sherr, R Gilson, N Perry, J Elford, M Jones, AN Phillips, A Speakman, FC Lampe, CJ Smith For the ASTRA Study Group

Presentation 114982 at the 15th European AIDS Conference October 21-24 2015 Barcelona, Spain
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Depression and sexual behaviour among men who have sex with men in the UK

Ada Miltz, Alison Rodger, Janey Sewell, Andrew Speakman, Andrew Phillips, Lorraine Sherr, Richard Gilson, David Asboe, Nneka Nwokolo, Christopher Scott, Sara Day, Martin Fisher, Amanda Clarke, Jane Anderson, Rebecca O’Connell, Monica Lascar, Vanessa Apea, Rageshri Dhairyawan, Mark Gompels

Oral Abstract O7 at the BASHH Spring Conference 2015 1–3 June 2015, Glasgow, Scotland
doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052126.7
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Non-disclosure of HIV serostatus and associations with psychological factors, ART non-adherence, and viral load non-suppression among people living with HIV in the UK

M Daskalopoulou, F Lampe, L Sherr, A Phillips, G Hart, A Speakman,A Rodger, R Gilson, M Johnson, N Perry, E Wilkins and M Lascar.

Oral Abstract 03 at the 21st Annual Conference of the British HIV Association 21-24 April 2015 Brighton, UK
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Socioeconomic Factors and Virological Rebound: A Prospective UK Cohort Study

Lisa Burch, Colette Smith, Lorraine Sherr, Alison Rodger, Richard Gilson, Andrew Phillips, Fiona Lampe, Jonathan Elford, Jane Anderson, Margaret Johnson.

Abstract 560 at the CROI 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 23-26 February 2015 Seattle, USA
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Effects of age on symptom burden, mental health and quality of life amongst people with HIV in the UK

Ms Jennifer A McGowan, Prof Lorraine Sherr, Dr. Alison J Rodger, Prof Martin Fisher, Dr. Alec Miners, Prof Margaret Johnson, Prof Jonathan Elford, Mr Simon Collins, Prof Graham Hart, Prof Andrew Phillips, Dr. Andrew Speakman, Dr Fiona Lampe for the ASTRA (Antiretrovirals, Sexual Transmission Risk and Attitudes) Study Group.

Presentation at the HIV Drug Therapy Glasgow meeting November 2-6 2014 Glasgow, UK
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Socio-economic factors and virological suppression among people diagnosed with HIV in the UK: results from the ASTRA study

Burch, L; Smith, C; Anderson, J; Sherr, L; Rodger, A; O’Connell, R; Gilson, R; Elford, J; Phillips, A; Speakman, A; Johnson, M; Lampe, F

Presentation / poster P001 at the HIV Drug Therapy Glasgow meeting November 2-6 2014 Glasgow, UK
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Sexual behaviour, recreational drug use, and hepatitis C co-infection in HIV-diagnosed men who have sex with men in the UK: results from the ASTRA study

Daskalopoulou, M; Rodger, A; Thornton, A; Phillips, A; Sherr, L; Gilson, R; Johnson, M; Fisher, M; Anderson, J; McDonnell, J; Edwards, S; Perry, N; Collins, S; Bhagani, S; Speakman, A; Smith, C; Lampe, F

Poster P098 at the HIV Drug Therapy Glasgow meeting November 2-6 2014 Glasgow, UK
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HIV and Health-Related Quality-of-Life in the UK –Where Are We Now?

A Miners, A Rodger, N Kreif, A Speakman, A Phillips, M Fisher, J Anderson, S Collins, G Hart, L Sherr & F Lampe on behalf of the ASTRA Study Group.

Oral Abstract 09 at the 20th Annual Conference of the British HIV Association 1-4 April 2014 Liverpool, UK
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Recreational drug use and high risk sexual behaviour among HIV-diagnosed men who have sex with men (MSM) in the UK: results from the Antiretrovirals, Sexual Transmission Risk and Attitudes (ASTRA) study

Daskalopoulou M, Phillips A, Sherr L, Rodger A, Speakman A, Edwards S, Gilson R, Collins S, Johnson MA, Fisher M, Wilkins E, Anderson J, McDonnell J, Perry N, Jones M, O'Connell R, Lascar M, Hart G, Johnson A, Miners A, Geretti AM, Burman B, Elford J, Lampe F, for the ASTRA study

Presentation PS11/3 at the 14th European AIDS Conference October 16-19 2013 Brussels, Belgium
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Psychological and physical symptoms and sexual behaviour among HIV-diagnosed MSM in the UK

Lampe F, Speakman A, Sherr L, Phillips A, Collins S, Gilson R, Johnson M, Fisher M, Wilkins E, Anderson J, Daskalopoulou M, Edwards S, McDonnell J, Perry N, Jones M, O’Connell R, Lascar M, Hart G, Johnson A, Miners A, Geretti A, Burman B, Elford J, Rodger A, for the ASTRA Study.

Oral Abstract 05 at the 19th Annual Conference of the British HIV Association 16-19 April 2013 Manchester, UK
Also presented at AIDS Impact 2013 the XI International AIDS Impact conference in Barcelona, Spain
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Minimal Cognitive Impairment in UK HIV+ MSM; Comparison with the General Population and across Classification Systems

J McDonnell, F Lampe, L Haddow, A Phillips, L Sherr, R Gilson, J Harrison, A Antinori, M Johnson, A Rodger, and CIPHER Study Group.

Paper #453 at the Twentieth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 3-6 March 2013 Atlanta, USA
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ART-naive Individuals’ Attitudes to Starting ART at High CD4 Counts for Potential Health Benefit or to Prevent HIV Transmission

A Rodger, A Phillips, A Speakman, R Gilson, M Fisher, E Wilkins, J Anderson, S Collins, L Sherr, F Lampe, and ASTRA Study Group.

Paper #1038 at the Twentieth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 3-6 March 2013 Atlanta, USA
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ART use, viral suppression, and sexual behaviour among HIV-diagnosed MSM in the UK: results from the ASTRA (Antiretrovirals, Sexual Transmission Risk and Attitudes) Study

Lampe FC, Speakman A, Phillips AN, Sherr L, Gilson R, Johnson MA, Fisher M, Wilkins E, Anderson J, Edwards S, McDonnell J, Perry N, Aderogba K, Hart G, Johnson A, Collins S, Elford J, Miners A, Geretti A, Burman B, Rodger A for the ASTRA Study Group.

Presentation O323 at the Eleventh International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection 11-15 November 2012 Glasgow, UK
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Depression and virological status among UK HIV outpatients: a multicentre study

Lampe F, Speakman A, Phillips A, Sherr L, Gilson R, Johnson M, Fisher M, Anderson J, Wilkins E, Broussard C, McDonnell J, Perry N, Scourse R, George V, Hart G, Johnson A, Collins S, Miners A, Elford J, Geretti A, Burman B, Rodger A, for the ASTRA Study.

Oral abstract O10 (p.4) presented at the British HIV Association conference 18-20 April 2012
Also presented at AIDS 2012 the 19th International AIDS conference in Washington DC 22-27 July 2012
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