Syphilis testing in association with gonorrhea/chlamydia testing during a syphilis outbreak

Marc B. Rosenman, Stephanie K. Kraft, Jaroslaw Harezlak, Barbara E. Mahon, Barry P. Katz, Jane Wang, Janet N. Arno

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Abstract

We used an electronic medical records system retrospectively to evaluate how frequently, in a public hospital and its clinics, combined gonorrhea/chlamydia tests were accompanied by a syphilis test before and during a syphilis outbreak. Among 70330 gonorrhea/chlamydia tests (1996-2000), the proportion with a syphilis test increased from 13% (preoutbreak) to 50% (intervention period) for men and from 6% to 13% for nonpregnant women. The increased syphilis testing coincided with a multifaceted public health intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1124-1126
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume94
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2004

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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