Published in AIDS Weekly, February 6th, 2006
Investigators in the United States and Botswana report, "To evaluate trends in syphilis prevalence among antenatal women in a high HIV prevalence setting in northern Botswana, laboratory logbooks of antenatal syphilis testing for 1992-2003 in Francistown, Botswana's second largest city, were reviewed, and a consecutive sample of 750 women per year from 1992-2003 were analyzed."
"VDRL result and age were recorded. A positive result was considered a case," explained Tracy L. Creek at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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