Research in iCaSH - an update
POPS (Prevalence Of Prophylaxis for STIs) Study
We are currently participating in the POPS (Prevalence of Prophylaxis for STIs) Study which is being conducted by University College London (UCL) in collaboration with UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections (BBSTI). This study aims to improve understanding of the prevalence and factors associated with the use of antimicrobial agents (antibiotics and oral antiseptics) for the prevention of STIs among users of specialist sexual health services. This will inform future research and the targeting and development of interventions to improve patient and public health.
Eligible patients will be invited to take part during their routine iCaSH care and those who consent to participate will be sent an SMS link and/or QR code to a fully anonymous electronic questionnaire for them to complete.
Positive Voices – National Survey of People Living with HIV 2022
iCaSH participated in this survey, providing insights into the issues that most affect the health and lives of people living with HIV who are 18 years or older and accessing care in the UK. The study closed on 31st March 2023 and the data is currently under analysis.