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Rapid diagnostic methods in sexually transmitted infections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18954754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common infections throughout the developed and the developing world. It is estimated that worldwide there are 1 million new cases per day of curable bacterial STIs. As part of the World Health Organization 2001 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Diagnostics Initiative, the organization explored the need for simple, affordable, point-of-care STI testing for curable bacterial STIs. This article reviews the evidence supporting the implementation of currently available rapid tests for five common STIs: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, and herpes.
Laura Greer; George D Wendel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infectious disease clinics of North America     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0891-5520     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect. Dis. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-28     Completed Date:  2009-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804508     Medline TA:  Infect Dis Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-17, v     Citation Subset:  IM    
Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX 75390-9032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chlamydia Infections / diagnosis
Diagnostic Tests, Routine / methods*
Gonorrhea / diagnosis
HIV Infections / diagnosis
Herpes Genitalis / diagnosis
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral / diagnosis*,  virology
Syphilis / diagnosis
Time Factors

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