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n Medical Technology SA - in Sub-Saharan Africa : occurrence and diagnostic approaches for the male partner

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Abstract

The article aims to focus on trichomoniasis as to highlight the prevalence of this sexually transmitted infection (STI) within Sub-Saharan Africa, and to introduce an alternative means of diagnosing the infection. Globally, trichomoniasis is the STI with the highest burden in resource limited countries such as those in Sub-Saharan Africa; however, it is also the most common curable condition. With challenges faced particularly in the context of South Africa's public health sector, the implementation of affordable and rapid point-of-care diagnostic tests could allow for a more effective strategy in recognising asymptomatic STIs, where laboratory infrastructure is lacking.

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2013-06-01
2016-12-03
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