Performance of routine syphilis serology in the Ethiopian cohort on HIV/AIDS.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the performance of routine syphilis screening during 5 year follow up of Ethiopian factory workers, participating in a cohort study on HIV/AIDS. METHODS: Syphilis serology test results of factory workers, who each donated at least six blood samples were evaluated. Screening in 1997-8 had been performed by the Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TPPA) assay and in 1999-2001 by the rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test. TPPA had been followed by RPR or RPR by TPPA, in case...Expand abstract
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