Acceptance of syphilis screening among residents of high-STD-risk Houston communities.

@article{Baseman2001AcceptanceOS,
  title={Acceptance of syphilis screening among residents of high-STD-risk Houston communities.},
  author={Janet G. Baseman and Lori Leonard and Michael Ross and Larn Yuan Hwang},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 11},
  pages={744-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the rate of acceptance of street-intercept syphilis screening and to identify barriers to screening among residents of 2 Houston communities with high rates of syphilis. Each of 691 people who participated in a street-intercept survey about syphilis was offered a free syphilis test immediately after completion of the survey. Acceptors of screening had blood drawn at the site of the interview, and blood samples were tested by rapid plasma reagin (RPR) and… CONTINUE READING