Point-of-care testing for sexually transmitted infections: recent advances and implications for disease control.

@article{Tucker2013PointofcareTF,
  title={Point-of-care testing for sexually transmitted infections: recent advances and implications for disease control.},
  author={Joseph D Tucker and Cedric H Bien and Rosanna W Peeling},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={73-9}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain a major global public health issue, with more than 448 million incident bacterial infections each year. We review recent advances in STI point-of-care (POC) testing and implications for STI prevention and control. RECENT FINDINGS Accurate immunochromatographic assays to detect HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV) and syphilis antibodies have made home or supervised self-testing possible. Several studies have demonstrated feasibility and… CONTINUE READING
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