Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 20th, 2005
She spends her days on the move, shuttling between the city's detox center, rural Navajo communities and the streets of this bustling town bordering the country's largest American Indian reservation.
Her job is to find people who don't necessarily want to be found, those suffering from syphilis, which has swept across the Navajo Nation in recent years.
Tsethlikia is a public health nurse charged with locating and treating the most difficult cases in the Gallup area, the epicenter of an ongoing outbreak in Navajo country.
Two years after the public health officials first...
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