Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostic Test for Syphilis in High-Risk Populations, Manaus, Brazil

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Sabidó, Meritxell ; Benzaken, Adele S. ; de Andrade Rodrigues, Ệnio José ; Mayaud, Philippe (2009)
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, volume 15, issue 4, pages 647-649 (issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3201/eid1504.081293, pmc: PMC2671407
  • Subject: evaluation studies | Amazon | dispatch | Brazil | point-of-care diagnostic tests | Syphilis | high-risk populations | prevention and control
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

: We assessed the acceptability and operational suitability of a rapid point-of-care syphilis test and identified barriers to testing among high-risk groups and healthcare professionals in a sexually transmitted infections clinic in Manaus, Brazil. Use of this test could considerably alleviate the impact of syphilis in hard-to-reach populations in the Amazon region of Brazil.<br/>
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