Prevention of sexual transmission of Ebola in Liberia through a national semen testing and counselling programme for survivors: an analysis of Ebola virus RNA results and behavioural data.

@article{Soka2016PreventionOS,
  title={Prevention of sexual transmission of Ebola in Liberia through a national semen testing and counselling programme for survivors: an analysis of Ebola virus RNA results and behavioural data.},
  author={Moses J Soka and Mary J. Choi and April Baller and Stephen White and Emerson Rogers and Lawrence J. Purpura and Nuha O. Mahmoud and Christine Wasunna and Moses B F Massaquoi and Neetu Abad and Jomah Kollie and Straker Dweh and Philip K Bemah and Athalia Christie and Victor Ladele and Oneykachi C Subah and Satish Pillai and Margaret Mugisha and Jonathan Kpaka and Stephen A. Kowalewski and Emilio J German and Mark Richard Stenger and Stuart T Nichol and Ute Stroeher and Kristin E Vanderende and Shauna L. Mettee Zarecki and Hugh Henry W Green and Jeffrey A. Bailey and PierreE. Rollin and Barbara J. Marston and Tolbert G. Nyenswah and Alex Gasasira and Barbara M Knust and Desmond E. Williams},
  journal={The Lancet. Global health},
  year={2016},
  volume={4 10},
  pages={
          e736-43
        }
}
BACKGROUND Ebola virus has been detected in semen of Ebola virus disease survivors after recovery. Liberia's Men's Health Screening Program (MHSP) offers Ebola virus disease survivors semen testing for Ebola virus. We present preliminary results and behavioural outcomes from the first national semen testing programme for Ebola virus. METHODS The MHSP operates out of three locations in Liberia: Redemption Hospital in Montserrado County, Phebe Hospital in Bong County, and Tellewoyan Hospital in… CONTINUE READING
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