OBJECTIVES To assess the rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test performance in the field and to evaluate a new rapid syphilis test (RST) as a primary screen for syphilis. METHODS 1325 women of reproductive age from rural communities in the Gambia were tested for syphilis seropositivity using a RPR 18 mm circle card and a RST strip. Within 1 week a repeat RPR and… (More)
In complement to an effective vaccine, development of potent anti-HIV microbicides remains an important priority. We have previously shown that the miniCD4 M48U1, a functional mimetic of sCD4 presented on a 27 amino-acid stable scaffold, inhibits a broad range of HIV-1 isolates at sub-nanomolar concentrations in cellular models. Here, we report that M48U1… (More)
Dit proefschrift is goedgekeurd door de promotoren: Romico Hold for providing know-how and information on the rotational particle sep-arator and related processes. iv Contents Centrifugal separation for cleaning well gas streams: from concept to prototype 1 Nomenclature 3 1 Introduction 7 1.