Field evaluation of the performance and testing costs of a rapid point-of-care test for syphilis in a red-light district of Manaus, Brazil.

@article{Benzaken2008FieldEO,
  title={Field evaluation of the performance and testing costs of a rapid point-of-care test for syphilis in a red-light district of Manaus, Brazil.},
  author={Adele Schwartz Benzaken and Meritxell Sabid{\'o} and Enrique Galb{\'a}n and Viviana Pedroza and Felicien Vasquez and Adauto Jos{\'e} Gonçalves Ara{\'u}jo and Rosanna W Peeling and Philippe Mayaud},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2008},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={297-302}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the performance, usefulness and cost of a rapid treponemal antibody assay (VisiTect Syphilis) to detect syphilis in high risk populations. METHODS People who attended STI clinics in Manaus, Brazil, were screened for syphilis using the fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-Abs) test and a non-treponemal test (Venereal Diseases Research Laboratory (VDRL)), and for HIV. Finger prick blood samples were tested with VisiTect Syphilis. The rapid test was evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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