A review of recent advances in rapid point-of-care tests for syphilis

Claire C. Bristow, Elysia Larson, Marjan Javanbakht, Emily Huang, Louise Causer, Jeffrey D. Klausner

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Abstract

Syphilis is a curable disease, yet over 10million people worldwide are infected with syphilis each year. Syphilis case finding and subsequent treatment are key steps in syphilis control and prevention efforts. The advent of rapid point-of-care tests - which require minimal equipment, are easy to perform and are relatively low cost - have the potential to improve syphilis control by allowing for more widespread testing in clinical and non-clinical settings. However, strategies to maximise the potential public health impact of those tests are needed, and those include regulatory oversight, effective supply-chain management and quality assurance systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-125
Number of pages7
JournalSexual Health
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Point-of-Care Systems
Syphilis
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Equipment and Supplies

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Bristow, C. C., Larson, E., Javanbakht, M., Huang, E., Causer, L., & Klausner, J. D. (2015). A review of recent advances in rapid point-of-care tests for syphilis. Sexual Health, 12(2), 119-125. https://doi.org/10.1071/SH14166

A review of recent advances in rapid point-of-care tests for syphilis. / Bristow, Claire C.; Larson, Elysia; Javanbakht, Marjan; Huang, Emily; Causer, Louise; Klausner, Jeffrey D.

In: Sexual Health, Vol. 12, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 119-125.

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Bristow, CC, Larson, E, Javanbakht, M, Huang, E, Causer, L & Klausner, JD 2015, 'A review of recent advances in rapid point-of-care tests for syphilis', Sexual Health, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 119-125. https://doi.org/10.1071/SH14166
Bristow CC, Larson E, Javanbakht M, Huang E, Causer L, Klausner JD. A review of recent advances in rapid point-of-care tests for syphilis. Sexual Health. 2015 Jan 1;12(2):119-125. https://doi.org/10.1071/SH14166
Bristow, Claire C. ; Larson, Elysia ; Javanbakht, Marjan ; Huang, Emily ; Causer, Louise ; Klausner, Jeffrey D. / A review of recent advances in rapid point-of-care tests for syphilis. In: Sexual Health. 2015 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 119-125.
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