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Self-testing for Trichomonas vaginalis at home using a point-of-care test by women who request kits via the Internet

Charlotte A. Gaydos A B C , Mary Jett-Goheen A , Mathilda Barnes A , Laura Dize A and Yu-Hsiang Hsieh B
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A 855 North Wolfe Street, 530 Rangos Building, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.

B 5801 Smith Ave Davis Building, Suite 3220, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA.

C Corresponding author. Email: cgaydos@jhmi.edu

Sexual Health 13(5) 491-493 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH16049
Submitted: 22 March 2016  Accepted: 17 June 2016   Published: 5 August 2016

Abstract

We offered a point-of-care test for Trichomonas vaginalis to women via the Internet to determine if it was acceptable to women to perform the test at home. Most of the 102 participants felt that it was easy to collect the specimen, follow the instructions, and read and interpret the results for the trichomonas self-testing assay.

Additional keyword: home testing.


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