Cost-effectiveness of rapid point-of-care prenatal syphilis screening in sub-Saharan Africa.

@article{Rydzak2008CosteffectivenessOR,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of rapid point-of-care prenatal syphilis screening in sub-Saharan Africa.},
  author={Chara E. Rydzak and Sue J. Goldie},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={775-84}
}
BACKGROUND Syphilis continues to be an important public health problem among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa with prevalence rates as high as 17%. Pregnant women are a critical population to screen to prevent the devastating consequences of infection to their unborn children. Although screening and appropriate treatment of infected pregnant women can prevent fetal and maternal complications, traditional screening algorithms requiring multiple tests have proven to be difficult to implement… CONTINUE READING