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Evaluation of a Self-Administered Intravaginal Swab for PCR Detection of Genitourinary Tract Infections Including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomonas and Human Papillomavirus in Active Duty Military Women
Final rept. 23 Sep 96-22 Sep 98
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD
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Sexually transmitted diseases STDs are among the major causes of morbidity for both men and women in the U.S. Comprehensive prevalence studies among military women for all these infections have not been performed and STD medical facilities in the Army are limited. Implementation of an STD screening and treatment intervention strategy based on new, highly sensitive and specific diagnostic tests could have a multifaceted impact on Army women and on the medical system. This study was designed to assess the sensitivity and specificity of a single self-administered intravaginal swag SAS for detection of gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas and human papilloma virus HPV among active military women attending a health care facility at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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