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Audit of syphilis treatment, follow-up and contact-tracing rates

I Fernando, C Thompson
International Journal of STD & AIDS 2007, 18 (2): 128-9
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An audit of diagnoses of syphilis infection managed at the Edinburgh genitourinary (GU) medicine clinic for the period 1 October 2001-31 October 2004. In all, 101 patients were identified as untreated carriers or contacts requiring treatment, partner notification and follow-up. Treatment rate was 100% in the audit population. Among this patient group, 90% were offered testing for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with a positivity rate of 24%. The HIV testing rate was 85%, resulting in five new diagnoses.

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