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Title The use of rapid syphilis tests
Published Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (25 pages) : color illustrations, color map
Contents What is syphilis and why is it important? -- How is syphilis diagnosed? -- What is a rapid syphilis test? -- How is a rapid syphilis test performed? -- How effective is a rapid test in detecting syphilis? -- When is a rapid syphilis test useful? -- How to decide if you need rapid testing for syphilis? -- What do rapid test results mean and when do you treat? -- What should you consider in purchasing rapid syphilis tests? -- How do you transport and store rapid syphilis tests? -- How do you ensure the quality of your syphilis testing programme? -- Appendices
Summary Syphilis is a curable infection caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. This infection is sexually transmitted, and can also be passed on from a mother to her fetus during pregnancy. As a cause of genital ulcer disease, syphilis has been associated with an increased risk of HIV transmission and acquisition. Most persons with syphilis tend to be unaware of their infection and they can transmit the infection to their sexual contacts or, in the case of a pregnant woman, to her unborn child. If left untreated, syphilis can cause serious consequences such as stillbirth, prematurity and neo
Notes "TDR/SDI/06.1"--Title page verso
Print version record
Subject Syphilis -- Diagnosis.
Syphilis Serodiagnosis.
Syphilis -- diagnosis.
Developing Countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Sexually Transmitted Diseases Diagnostics Initiative (World Health Organization)
Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.
World Health Organization.
ISBN 1282058002
9240683542 (electronic bk.)
9789240683549 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Rapid syphilis tests