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OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalences of reproductive tract infections (RTI)/sexually transmitted infections (STI) among married women in a rural district of Vietnam, and analyse the influence of socioeconomic, sociodemographic, and other determinants possibly related to RTI/STI. METHODS A community-based cross-sectional study. Married women aged(More)
Background: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a major public health concern worldwide. In Vietnam, knowledge regarding N. gonorrhoeae prevalence and AMR is limited, and data concerning genetic characteristics of N. gonorrhoeae is totally lacking. Herein, we investigated the phenotypic AMR (previous, current and possible future(More)
BACKGROUND Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a major public health concern worldwide. In Vietnam, knowledge regarding N. gonorrhoeae prevalence and AMR is limited, and data concerning genetic characteristics of N. gonorrhoeae is totally lacking. Herein, we investigated the phenotypic AMR (previous, current and possible future(More)
Because Mycobacterium leprae cannot be cultivated in vitro, laboratory diagnosis of leprosy is generally made by microscopic and histopathological examination. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the sensitivity and utility of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect M. leprae in comparison with other conventional methods for diagnosis such(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium infection in a population-based study among married women from a demographic surveillance site in a rural geographical area of Vietnam. MATERIALS AND METHODS Women, aged 18-49 years, were randomly selected to participate. DNA was isolated from endocervical swabs sampled from 990 participating(More)
Professor W.C.S. Smith welcomed all participants and stressed the importance of this workshop in getting national programmes and reference laboratories to come together to collaborate in setting up a sentinel surveillance system to monitor drug resistance in leprosy. The Vice-Minister of Health in Viet Nam, Dr. Nguyen Thi Xuyen, in her opening address(More)
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