Bio-behavioral survey of syphilis in homeless men in Central Brazil: a cross-sectional study.

  title={Bio-behavioral survey of syphilis in homeless men in Central Brazil: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Cleiciane Vieira de Lima Barros and H{\'e}lio Galdino J{\'u}nior and Maria Stella Mura and Rafael Alves Guimar{\~a}es and Priscilla Martins Ferreira and Christiane Moreira Souza and Lara Cristina da Cunha Guimar{\~a}es and David Ant{\^o}nio Costa Barros and Sandra Maria Brunini},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  volume={34 6},
The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and factors associated with syphilis in homeless men in Central Brazil. It is a cross-sectional study conducted with 481 individuals attending four therapeutic communities between October and December 2015. A structured interview was conducted to collect sociodemographic data and risk factors for syphilis. Rapid/point-of-care and VDRL tests were performed to determine exposure to syphilis and the presence of active syphilis… CONTINUE READING
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