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Low and stable rates of antenatal syphilis and HIV in migrant and refugee women on the Thai-Myanmar border: a descriptive study

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Objective: The antenatal prevalence of syphilis and HIV/AIDS in migrants and refugees is poorly documented. The aim of this study was to audit the first year of routine syphilis screening in migrant and refugee women on the Thai Myanmar border.

Methods: From August 2012 to July 2013, 3600 pregnant women were screened for HIV (ELISA) and syphilis (VDRL with TPHA confirmation) at clinics along the Thai-Myanmar border.

Results: Seroprevalence for HIV 0.47% (95% CI 0.30-0.76) (17/...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.12688/f1000research.4190.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Publisher:
F1000 Publisher's website
Journal:
F1000Research Journal website
Volume:
3
Pages:
123
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EISSN:
2046-1402
Source identifiers:
580128
Pubs id:
pubs:580128
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uuid:6308abb9-dc68-418d-bce4-185291f6e887
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pubs:580128
Deposit date:
2015-12-17

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