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Declining prevalence rates of syphilis among police officers in Guinea-bissau, west Africa, 1990-2010.

Lopatko Lindman, Jacob LU ; Månsson, Fredrik LU ; Biague, Antonio; Da Silva, Zacarias José; Andersson, Sören and Norrgren, Hans LU (2013) In Sexually Transmitted Diseases 40(10). p.794-796
Abstract
We analyzed prevalence rates of syphilis (positive Treponema pallidum hemagglutinin antigen/T. pallidum particle antigen and venereal disease research laboratory test) among police officers in Guinea-Bissau from 1990 to 2010 and found a significant decline from 4.5% to 0.4% (P = 0.0065). Our results are in line with other recent reports from West Africa. More research is needed to identify the reasons for this decline.
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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40
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10
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794 - 796
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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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  • wos:000330241200007
  • pmid:24275730
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1537-4521
DOI
10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000012
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English
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  author       = {Lopatko Lindman, Jacob and Månsson, Fredrik and Biague, Antonio and Da Silva, Zacarias José and Andersson, Sören and Norrgren, Hans},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {794--796},
  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {Sexually Transmitted Diseases},
  title        = {Declining prevalence rates of syphilis among police officers in Guinea-bissau, west Africa, 1990-2010.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000012},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2013},
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