Advances in Preventive Transmitted Disease

Accurate immune chromatographic assays to detect HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV) and syphilis antibodies have made home or supervised self-testing possible along with feasibility and excellent test characteristics for HIV, HCV and syphilis POC tests. Several rapid oral HIV tests are now available for purchase along with combined HIV and syphilis tests using a single finger prick blood sample are evolving. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain a major global public health issue, with million incident bacterial infections each year

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