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Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009
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The Amazon Region

Dispatches

Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostic Test for Syphilis in High-Risk Populations, Manaus, Brazil

Meritxell SabidóComments to Author , Adele S. Benzaken, Ệnio José de Andrade Rodrigues, and Philippe Mayaud
Author affiliations: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (M. Sabidó); Fundação Alfredo da Matta, Manaus, Brazil (A.S. Benzaken, E.J. de Andrade Rodrigues); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (P. Mayaud)

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Time-flow analysis for point-of-care (POC) syphilis testing and treatment during a visit to a sexually transmitted infections clinic in a red-light area of Manaus, Brazil, 2006 (N = 84). Total time in minutes (SD) spent by patients completing all stages is shown, regardless of treatment. Average duration time spent at the health facility in mean (SD) minutes: 88.9 (37.1). *Only 7/84 (8.33%) of patients required to complete this stage; †includes time required to get into and to leave the health f

Figure 2. Time-flow analysis for point-of-care (POC) syphilis testing and treatment during a visit to a sexually transmitted infections clinic in a red-light area of Manaus, Brazil, 2006 (N = 84). Total time in minutes (SD) spent by patients completing all stages is shown, regardless of treatment. Average duration time spent at the health facility in mean (SD) minutes: 88.9 (37.1). *Only 7/84 (8.33%) of patients required to complete this stage; †includes time required to get into and to leave the health facility.

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