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Prevalence of new variants of Chlamydia trachomatis escaping detection by the Aptima Combo 2 assay, England, June to August 2019.

Roberts DJ, Davis GS, Cole MJ, Naik D, Maru H, Woodford N, Muir P, Horner P, Simms I, Thickett G, Crook P, Foster K, Andrews N, Saunders J, Fifer H, Folkard K, Gill ON, On Behalf Of The Incident Management Team.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Sep;24(38). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.38.1900557.


Acceptability and potential impact of delivering sexual health promotion information through social media and dating apps to MSM in England: a qualitative study.

Kesten JM, Dias K, Burns F, Crook P, Howarth A, Mercer CH, Rodger A, Simms I, Oliver I, Hickman M, Hughes G, Weatherburn P.

BMC Public Health. 2019 Sep 6;19(1):1236. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7558-7.


Use of gender distribution in routine surveillance data to detect potential transmission of gastrointestinal infections among men who have sex with men in England.

Mook P, Gardiner D, Kanagarajah S, Kerac M, Hughes G, Field N, McCarthy N, Rawlings C, Simms I, Lane C, Crook PD.

Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Aug;146(11):1468-1477. doi: 10.1017/S0950268818001681. Epub 2018 Jun 20.


A brief recent history of the epidemiology of congenital syphilis in the United Kingdom.

Simms I, Goh BT, French P, Wallace LA, Irvine N, Thomas DR, Winter AJ, Lyall H, Webb S.

Int J STD AIDS. 2018 Nov;29(11):1110-1119. doi: 10.1177/0956462418776070. Epub 2018 Jun 3. Review.


Spatial clusters of gonorrhoea in England with particular reference to the outcome of partner notification: 2012 and 2013.

O'Brien A, Sherrard-Smith E, Sile B, Watts C, Simms I.

PLoS One. 2018 Apr 2;13(4):e0195178. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195178. eCollection 2018.


Factors associated with four atypical cases of congenital syphilis in England, 2016 to 2017: an ecological analysis.

Furegato M, Fifer H, Mohammed H, Simms I, Vanta P, Webb S, Foster K, Kingston M, Charlett A, Vishram B, Reynolds C, Gill N, Hughes G.

Euro Surveill. 2017 Dec;22(49). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.49.17-00750.


1917: responding to the challenge posed by venereal disease.

Simms I, Hughes G.

Sex Transm Infect. 2017 Dec;93(8):607. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2017-053274. No abstract available.


What is the overlap between HIV and shigellosis epidemics in England: further evidence of MSM transmission?

Mohan K, Hibbert M, Rooney G, Canvin M, Childs T, Jenkins C, Simms I, Kirwan P, Delpech V, Yin Z, Hughes G, Field N.

Sex Transm Infect. 2018 Feb;94(1):67-71. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-052962. Epub 2017 May 10.


Outbreak of hepatitis A associated with men who have sex with men (MSM), England, July 2016 to January 2017.

Beebeejaun K, Degala S, Balogun K, Simms I, Woodhall SC, Heinsbroek E, Crook PD, Kar-Purkayastha I, Treacy J, Wedgwood K, Jordan K, Mandal S, Ngui SL, Edelstein M.

Euro Surveill. 2017 Feb 2;22(5). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.5.30454.


Pelvic inflammatory disease and salpingitis: incidence of primary and repeat episodes in England.

Price MJ, Ades AE, Welton NJ, Simms I, Horner PJ.

Epidemiol Infect. 2017 Jan;145(1):208-215. Epub 2016 Sep 28.


Proportion of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Cases Caused by Chlamydia trachomatis: Consistent Picture From Different Methods.

Price MJ, Ades AE, Welton NJ, Simms I, Macleod J, Horner PJ.

J Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 15;214(4):617-24. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw178. Epub 2016 Jun 3.


Identifying and interpreting spatiotemporal variation in diagnoses of infectious syphilis among men, England: 2009 to 2013.

Petersen J, Gibin M, Sile B, Simms I.

Sex Transm Infect. 2016 Aug;92(5):380-6. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052306. Epub 2016 May 4.


The natural history of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women: a multi-parameter evidence synthesis.

Price MJ, Ades AE, Soldan K, Welton NJ, Macleod J, Simms I, DeAngelis D, Turner KM, Horner PJ.

Health Technol Assess. 2016 Mar;20(22):1-250. doi: 10.3310/hta20220. Review.


How to do it: lessons identified from investigating and trying to control an outbreak of gonorrhoea in young heterosexual adults.

Foster K, Cole M, Hotonu O, Stonebridge J, Hughes G, Simms I, Ison C, Waldram A.

Sex Transm Infect. 2016 Aug;92(5):396-401. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052303. Epub 2016 Mar 2. No abstract available.


The incidence of congenital syphilis in the United Kingdom: February 2010 to January 2015.

Simms I, Tookey PA, Goh BT, Lyall H, Evans B, Townsend CL, Fifer H, Ison C.

BJOG. 2017 Jan;124(1):72-77. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13950. Epub 2016 Mar 2.


Rapid increase in lymphogranuloma venereum in men who have sex with men, United Kingdom, 2003 to September 2015.

Childs T, Simms I, Alexander S, Eastick K, Hughes G, Field N.

Euro Surveill. 2015;20(48):30076. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2015.20.48.30076.


Which sexually active young female students are most at risk of pelvic inflammatory disease? A prospective study.

Hay PE, Kerry SR, Normansell R, Horner PJ, Reid F, Kerry SM, Prime K, Williams E, Simms I, Aghaizu A, Jensen J, Oakeshott P.

Sex Transm Infect. 2016 Feb;92(1):63-6. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052063. Epub 2015 Jun 16.


Intensified shigellosis epidemic associated with sexual transmission in men who have sex with men--Shigella flexneri and S. sonnei in England, 2004 to end of February 2015.

Simms I, Field N, Jenkins C, Childs T, Gilbart VL, Dallman TJ, Mook P, Crook PD, Hughes G.

Euro Surveill. 2015 Apr 16;20(15). pii: 21097.


Sex, drugs and smart phone applications: findings from semistructured interviews with men who have sex with men diagnosed with Shigella flexneri 3a in England and Wales.

Gilbart VL, Simms I, Jenkins C, Furegato M, Gobin M, Oliver I, Hart G, Gill ON, Hughes G.

Sex Transm Infect. 2015 Dec;91(8):598-602. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052014. Epub 2015 Apr 28.


Identification of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O117:H7 in men who have sex with men, England, November 2013 to August 2014.

Simms I, Gilbart VL, Byrne L, Jenkins C, Adak GK, Hughes G, Crook PD.

Euro Surveill. 2014 Oct 30;19(43). pii: 20946.


Recent outbreaks of infectious syphilis, United Kingdom, January 2012 to April 2014.

Simms I, Wallace L, Thomas DR, Emmett L, Shankar AG, Vinson M, Padfield S, Andrady U, Whiteside C, Williams CJ, Midgley C, Johnman C, McLellan A, Currie A, Logan J, Leslie G, Licence K, Hughes G.

Euro Surveill. 2014 Jun 19;19(24). pii: 20833. Erratum in: Euro Surveill. 2014;19(24):pii/20833.


Location, location, location: what can geographic information science (GIS) offer sexual health research?

Simms I, Gibin M, Petersen J.

Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Sep;90(6):442-3. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2014-051695. Epub 2014 Jun 9. No abstract available.


Characteristics of LGV repeaters: analysis of LGV surveillance data.

Rönn M, Hughes G, White P, Simms I, Ison C, Ward H.

Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Jun;90(4):275-8. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051386. Epub 2014 Jan 15.


Lymphogranuloma venereum diagnoses among men who have sex with men in the U.K.: interpreting a cross-sectional study using an epidemic phase-specific framework.

Hughes G, Alexander S, Simms I, Conti S, Ward H, Powers C, Ison C; LGV Incident Group.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Nov;89(7):542-7. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051051. Epub 2013 Jul 12.


Risk of pelvic inflammatory disease following Chlamydia trachomatis infection: analysis of prospective studies with a multistate model.

Price MJ, Ades AE, De Angelis D, Welton NJ, Macleod J, Soldan K, Simms I, Turner K, Horner PJ.

Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Aug 1;178(3):484-92. doi: 10.1093/aje/kws583. Epub 2013 Jun 27.


High-risk drug practices in men who have sex with men.

Gilbart VL, Simms I, Gobin M, Oliver I, Hughes G.

Lancet. 2013 Apr 20;381(9875):1358-1359. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60882-X. No abstract available.


The geographic relationship between sexual health deprivation and the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010: a comparison of two indices.

Yin Z, Conti S, Desai S, Stafford M, Slater W, Gill ON, Simms I.

Sex Health. 2013 May;10(2):102-11. doi: 10.1071/SH12057.


It matters what you measure: a systematic literature review examining whether young people in poorer socioeconomic circumstances are more at risk of chlamydia.

Sheringham J, Mann S, Simms I, Stafford M, Hart GJ, Raine R.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Mar;89(2):175-80. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2011-050223. Epub 2012 Oct 11. Review.


Mixture-of-exponentials models to explain heterogeneity in studies of the duration of Chlamydia trachomatis infection.

Price MJ, Ades AE, Angelis DD, Welton NJ, Macleod J, Soldan K, Turner K, Simms I, Horner PJ.

Stat Med. 2013 Apr 30;32(9):1547-60. doi: 10.1002/sim.5603. Epub 2012 Sep 5.


How much tubal factor infertility is caused by Chlamydia? Estimates based on serological evidence corrected for sensitivity and specificity.

Price MJ, Ades AE, Welton NJ, Macleod J, Turner K, Simms I, Horner PJ.

Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Aug;39(8):608-13. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182572475.


Chlamydia screening in England: a qualitative study of the narrative behind the policy.

Sheringham J, Baraitser P, Simms I, Hart G, Raine R.

BMC Public Health. 2012 Apr 30;12:317.


Ongoing outbreak of Shigella flexneri serotype 3a in men who have sex with men in England and Wales, data from 2009-2011.

Borg ML, Modi A, Tostmann A, Gobin M, Cartwright J, Quigley C, Crook P, Boxall N, Paul J, Cheasty T, Gill N, Hughes G, Simms I, Oliver I.

Euro Surveill. 2012 Mar 29;17(13). pii: 20137.


An outbreak of infectious syphilis among young heterosexuals in an English town.

Welfare W, Lacey H, Lighton L, Simms I.

Int J STD AIDS. 2011 Sep;22(9):519-20. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2011.011031.


An ongoing outbreak of heterosexually-acquired syphilis across Teesside, UK.

Acheson P, McGivern M, Frank P, Kunonga E, Simms I, Tayal S, Thody E, Waldram A, Kibirige J.

Int J STD AIDS. 2011 Sep;22(9):514-6. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2011.011008.


Infectious syphilis in young heterosexuals: responding to an evolving epidemic.

Simms I, Bell G, Hughes G.

Int J STD AIDS. 2011 Sep;22(9):481-2. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2011.011206. No abstract available.


Will chlamydia screening reach young people in deprived areas in England? Baseline analysis of the English National Chlamydia Screening Programme delivery in 2008.

Sheringham J, Simms I, Riha J, Talebi A, Emmett L, Macintosh M, Raine R.

Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Aug;38(8):677-84. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31821597ca. Erratum in: Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Mar;39(3):240.


What is the cost of pelvic inflammatory disease and how much could be prevented by screening for chlamydia trachomatis? Cost analysis of the Prevention of Pelvic Infection (POPI) trial.

Aghaizu A, Adams EJ, Turner K, Kerry S, Hay P, Simms I, Oakeshott P.

Sex Transm Infect. 2011 Jun;87(4):312-7. doi: 10.1136/sti.2010.048694. Epub 2011 Mar 28.


Variations in the epidemiology of primary, secondary and early latent syphilis, England and Wales: 1999 to 2008.

Jebbari H, Simms I, Conti S, Marongiu A, Hughes G, Ward H, Powers C, Thomas DR, Evans B.

Sex Transm Infect. 2011 Apr;87(3):191-8. doi: 10.1136/sti.2009.040139. Epub 2011 Jan 24.


Is Mycoplasma genitalium in women the "New Chlamydia?" A community-based prospective cohort study.

Oakeshott P, Aghaizu A, Hay P, Reid F, Kerry S, Atherton H, Simms I, Taylor-Robinson D, Dohn B, Jensen JS.

Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Nov 15;51(10):1160-6. doi: 10.1086/656739. Epub 2010 Oct 13.


The implementation of chlamydia screening: a cross-sectional study in the south east of England.

Johnson SA, Simms I, Sheringham J, Bickler G, Bennett CM, Hall R, Cassell JA.

Sex Transm Infect. 2010 Jun;86(3):217-21. doi: 10.1136/sti.2009.037283. Epub 2010 May 10.


Randomised controlled trial of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease: the POPI (prevention of pelvic infection) trial.

Oakeshott P, Kerry S, Aghaizu A, Atherton H, Hay S, Taylor-Robinson D, Simms I, Hay P.

BMJ. 2010 Apr 8;340:c1642. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c1642.


Monitoring the emergence of community transmission of influenza A/H1N1 2009 in England: a cross sectional opportunistic survey of self sampled telephone callers to NHS Direct.

Elliot AJ, Powers C, Thornton A, Obi C, Hill C, Simms I, Waight P, Maguire H, Foord D, Povey E, Wreghitt T, Goddard N, Ellis J, Bermingham A, Sebastianpillai P, Lackenby A, Zambon M, Brown D, Smith GE, Gill ON.

BMJ. 2009 Aug 27;339:b3403. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b3403.


The English National Chlamydia Screening Programme: variations in positivity in 2007/2008.

Simms I, Talebi A, Rhia J, Horner P, French RS, Sarah R, Macintosh M.

Sex Transm Dis. 2009 Aug;36(8):522-7. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181a2aab9.


Community-based trial of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease: the POPI (prevention of pelvic infection) trial.

Oakeshott P, Kerry S, Atherton H, Aghaizu A, Hay S, Taylor-Robinson D, Simms I, Hay P.

Trials. 2008 Dec 10;9:73. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-9-73.


Prevalence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in young women in South London.

Aghaizu A, Atherton H, Mallinson H, Simms I, Kerry S, Hay PE, Oakeshott P.

Sex Transm Infect. 2008 Dec;84(7):570. doi: 10.1136/sti.2008.034173. No abstract available.


Sexual health in prisons.

Simms I, Nolan K, Randall S.

Int J STD AIDS. 2008 Jun;19(6):425. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2008.008125. No abstract available.


Has the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease following chlamydial infection been overestimated?

Simms I, Horner P.

Int J STD AIDS. 2008 Apr;19(4):285-6. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2007.007316. No abstract available.


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