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BACKGROUND Untreated maternal syphilis can result in the fetuses being infected. Severe adverse pregnancy outcomes include stillbirth, perinatal death, low birth weight, and congenital syphilis (CS). The World Health Organization has already classified global elimination of CS as a priority. However, this preventable disease is still threatening people's(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate molecular epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among patients recruited from different clinic settings in Shenzhen, China. METHODS A total of 2534 patients from the sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics, obstetrics and gynaecology (OBGYN) clinics and genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in 34 hospitals participated(More)
BACKGROUND Despite existence of a highly effective intervention, maternal syphilis still causes substantial perinatal morbidity and mortality, even in China, where antenatal health services are strong. This study sought to address personal, programmatic, and other risk factors for congenital syphilis (CS) and adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) among pregnant(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the status of drug resistance among treat-naive HIV-1 infected men who have sex with men (MSM) in Shenzhen during the period of 2008 - 2010. METHODS Plasma samples of 227 treatment-naive HIV-1 infected MSM were collected in Shenzhen. HIV-1 pol genes (RT and PR) were amplified by nested-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from RNA.(More)
Background. Early screening for syphilis among pregnant women and the effective treatment of maternal syphilis is fundamental to prevent congenital syphilis (CS). Methods. We obtained data from the Shenzhen Program for Prevention of Congenital Syphilis (SPPCS) and estimated incidence rates of CS among infants born to syphilis-seropositive women treated(More)
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