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Research Article

Cost-Effectiveness of Rapid Syphilis Screening in Prenatal HIV Testing Programs in Haiti

  • Bruce R Schackman mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: brs2006@med.cornell.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Christopher P Neukermans,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Sandy N. Nerette Fontain,

    Affiliation: Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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  • Claudine Nolte,

    Affiliation: Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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  • Patrice Joseph,

    Affiliation: Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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  • Jean W Pape,

    Affiliation: Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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  • Daniel W Fitzgerald

    Affiliations: Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Department of Medicine, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: May 29, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040183

About the Authors

Bruce R Schackman, Christopher P Neukermans
Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America
Sandy N. Nerette Fontain, Claudine Nolte, Patrice Joseph, Jean W Pape, Daniel W Fitzgerald
Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Daniel W Fitzgerald
Department of Medicine, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: brs2006@med.cornell.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

BRS, JWP, and DFW designed the study. SNNF and PJ enrolled patients. CN and PJ collected data or performed experiments for this study. BRS, CPN, and DWF analyzed the data. CPN provided literature reviews, conducted provider surveys and interviews, and collected data. SNNF contributed to evaluating four different syphilis rapid tests in clinical settings at the sexually transmitted infections clinic at the GHESKIO Center, in Port-au-Prince. BRS, CPN, SNNF, PJ, JWP, and DWF contributed to writing the paper. JWP approved the final version of the paper.