We assessed the acceptability and operational suitability of a rapid point-of-care syphilis test and identified barriers to testing among high-risk groups and healthcare professionals in a sexually transmitted infections clinic in Manaus, Brazil. It was found that the test was acceptable and operationally appropriate, although it could not distinguish between infections treated in the past and active cases. Use of this test could considerably alleviate the impact of syphilis in hard-to-reach populations in the Amazon region of Brazil.
Sabido, M.; Benzaken, A.S.; Mayaud, P.; de Andrade Rodrigues, E.J. Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostic Test for Syphilis in High-Risk Populations, Manaus, Brazil. Emerging Infectious Diseases (2009) 15 (4) 647-649. [DOI: 10.3201/eid1504.081293]