Correlates of syphilis seropositivity and risk for syphilis-associated adverse pregnancy outcomes among women attending antenatal care clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

@article{Taylor2014CorrelatesOS,
  title={Correlates of syphilis seropositivity and risk for syphilis-associated adverse pregnancy outcomes among women attending antenatal care clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo.},
  author={Melanie M Taylor and Shahul H. Ebrahim and Nadine Abiola and Didine Kaba Kinkodi and Minlangu Mpingulu and Jean Pierre Kabuayi and Felly Ekofo and Daniel R Newman and Thomas A. Peterman and Mary L Kamb and Kassim Sidib{\'e}},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 10},
  pages={716-25}
}
Screening and treatment for syphilis among pregnant women is the primary means of prevention of congenital syphilis. Sentinel surveillance for syphilis can inform these prevention efforts. We reviewed antenatal syphilis screening results to assess trends and to identify correlates of seropositivity among women attending antenatal care clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo during 2011. Syphilis seropositivity among the 17,669 women attending the antenatal care clinics during 2011 was 4.2… CONTINUE READING
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