Perceptions of an Ideal Point-of-Care Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections – A Qualitative Study of Focus Group Discussions with Medical Providers

@inproceedings{Hsieh2010PerceptionsOA,
  title={Perceptions of an Ideal Point-of-Care Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections – A Qualitative Study of Focus Group Discussions with Medical Providers},
  author={Y. Z. Hsieh and M. Terry Hogan and Mathilda R Barnes and Mary Jett-Goheen and Jill S. Huppert and Anne Rompalo and Charlotte A. Gaydos},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND A point-of-care test (POCT) for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which offers immediate diagnosis resulting in patients receiving diagnosis and treatment in a single visit, has the ability to address some of the STI control needs. However, needs assessment from STI experts and end users about currently available STI POCTs and their future new development has not been evaluated since World Health Organization Sexually Transmitted Diseases Diagnostics Initiative was formed over… CONTINUE READING