Table 1

Topics accessed in the interview

TopicsSpecific content
Social network sizeSocial network size.19
Identification of participant and sociodemographic variablesZip code, age; race/skin colour,39 relationship status, education level,40 last-month family income and the number of people dependent on this income,41 employment status,40 socioeconomic class.42
Smoking, alcohol and other drugsCurrent and past smoking habits, including quantity and frequency,43 use of alcohol44 and illicit drugs.45
Female sexual and reproductive healthAge of menarche; history of contraception,46 pregnancy and childbirth; use of contraceptive methods; Pap testing history and if so whether any alterations have ever been observed.
HealthHealth status classification47; STI knowledge and beliefs; history of STIs; STI testing, diagnosis, treatment and partner notification history; HIV testing history; pre-exposure prophylaxis knowledge and use; self-esteem48; body image perception; suspicious HPV-related lesions.
Sexual behaviourSexual orientation; gender identity; age at first sexual intercourse; gender(s) of sexual partners; access to preventive activities and utilisation of health services; types of venues to meet sexual partners—public toilet, bars, saunas, parties and/or sex parties and different frequencies; sex work characteristics; sexual activities (eg, oral–genital performed/received, receptive and/or insertive vaginal or anal sex, the number and types of sex partners will be separated into steady partners (sex partner(s) considered to be emotionally attached), casual partners (one-night-stand partners) and commercial partners (those exchanging sex for money or kind); the frequency of condom use for vaginal, anal and oral sex with the three types of partners will be assessed for the preceding 6-month period. Condom use will be ranked at four levels: never, sometimes (less than half of the occasions), frequently (more than half occasions) and always.
HPV and vaccination knowledgeHow much participants know about HPV and vaccination (when and who must receive the vaccine).49
Violence and discriminationAdult abuse/trauma; Intimate partner violence; Victimisation and attribution; Physical symptoms due to victimisation.
  • HPV, human papillomavirus; STI, sexually transmitted infections.