Targeting young men for better sexual health: The BALLSEYE programme

The BALLSEYE programme aims to improve the sexual health of young men in the UK through three studies: resolving an evidence gap in strategies for the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STI), using mathematical modeling and health economic analysis, to determine an optimal STI screening algorithm for asymptomatic men (study 1); implementing new methods for rapid treatment of male sex partners of people with STIs in primary care (study 2); determining methods of  engaging men in effective STI control activity including pilot of a novel model for promotion of STI testing by football trainers (study 3). This multidisciplinary, multicentre study is led by Dr Claudia Estcourt at Barts and the London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, with Professor Graham Hart, Professor Anne Johnson, Dr Andrew Copas and Dr Catherine Mercer from the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research at UCL as co-applicants.

Funder: National Institute for Health Research

Project duration: April 2009 – March 2014

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