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Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Focus: To develop and test the accuracy, acceptability, and optimal implementation of point-of-care tests for sexually transmitted diseases in diverse care delivery contexts both in the United States and in resource-limited settings.


The long-term goals of this center include addressing the epidemics of STDs/HIV in the U.S. and in resource-poor settings by development and better use of Point-of-Care (POC) tests, so as to address health inequity and improve the sexual health of individuals. Rapid diagnosis and prompt treatment will improve sexual health in the world and prevent the spread of these infectious diseases, by changing behavior and adding to the sexual wellbeing of individuals.

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