"Rapid tests for sexually transmitted infections" introduces the challenge of controlling sexually transmitted infections in areas where access to diagnostic tests are limited. This article highlights some of the challenges in STI control programmes and the opportunities to introduce rapid tests and address the current shortfalls.
"Rapid tests for sexually transmitted infections" is available through the following link: http://sti.bmj.com/content/82/suppl_5/v1.full
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One of the authors of this article, Dr. David Mabey, is hosting "Discussion with an Expert: Control of Congenital Syphilis" alongside Dr. Adele Benzaken. If you have any questions on this article or the control of congenital syphilis, the discussion will run from March 12 to March 28 and is available under Community>>Groups