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Home-based self-sampling vaginal swab preferred by 80% of patients

June 14, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — A novel home-based self-sampling vaginal swab for detection of STDs produced the same results as a swab used under the supervision of a gynecologist and was preferred by 80% of patients, according to the results of a study presented at ASM Microbe.

Sonia Allibardi, PhD, market access manager at Copan Group, which conducted the study, said patients preferred the home-based test to point-of-care (POC) self-testing for personal reasons.

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Home-based self-sampling vaginal swab preferred by 80% of patients

June 14, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — A novel home-based self-sampling vaginal swab for detection of STDs produced the same results as a swab used under the…

Meeting News

Vaginal bacteria inhibit sexual transmission of HSV-2, possibly Zika

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NEW ORLEANS — Researchers at ASM Microbe presented findings on the effect of a healthy vaginal microbiome against sexual transmission of Zika…

In the Journals Plus

South African men and women, MSM with HIV at increased risk for Kaposi sarcoma

May 31, 2017
South African men and women with HIV, as well as HIVpositive men who have sex with men on several continents, remained at increased risk for

In the Journals Plus

Decline in cervical lesions driven by HPV vaccination

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Age and cohort patterns seen in recent data showed that declines in high-grade cervical lesions among young women are likely driven by HPV…

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