Establishing a linked sentinel surveillance system for blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections: methods, system attributes and early findings.

@article{Goller2010EstablishingAL,
  title={Establishing a linked sentinel surveillance system for blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections: methods, system attributes and early findings.},
  author={Jane L Goller and Rebecca J. Guy and Judy Gold and Megan Su Cheng Lim and Carol El-Hayek and Mark Stoov{\'e} and Isabel Bergeri and Christopher K Fairley and David E. Leslie and Phillip Clift and Bethany White and Margaret Hellard},
  journal={Sexual health},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={425-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the attributes and key findings from implementation of a new blood-borne virus (BBV) and sexually transmissible infection (STI) sentinel surveillance system based on routine testing at clinical sites in Victoria, Australia. METHODS The Victorian Primary Care Network for Sentinel Surveillance (VPCNSS) on BBV and STI was established in 2006 at 17 sites. Target populations included men who have sex with men (MSM), young people and injecting drug users (IDU). Sites collected… CONTINUE READING

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