Basil Donovan is also a practising Sexual Health Physician at the Sydney Sexual Health Centre at Sydney Hospital, which he directed from 1990 to 2003. His research and policy interests include clinical and public health aspects of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections; and priority populations such as homosexually active men, youth, sex workers, Aboriginal people, prisoners, and travellers. Current large projects that are consuming his time include the Australian Collaboration for Chlamydia Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance www.access-study.org , National surveillance of genital warts, the Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot www.accept.org.au , the STRIVE Project in remote Aboriginal communities, the Law and Sexworker Health (LASH) Project, and a survey of the Sexual Health and Attitudes of Australian Prisoners (SHAAP).
In the field of sexual health, key populations warrant special attention as a public health priority. Such populations include sex workers, men who have sex with men, Indigenous people living in remote settings, and prisoners. The molecular epidemiology of specific sexually transmissible infections (STIs) enables new insights into the spread and containment of STIs in populations.
Broad Research Areas:
Population Health, Epidemiology, Indigenous Health, HIV - AIDS, Infectious Diseases
MB BS, MD, DipVen, FAFPHM, FRCPI, FAChSHM
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow, Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, RACP., Fellow, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RACP., Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Specific Research Keywords:
Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Reproductive Health, Public Health, Infectious disease control