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Field evaluation of Standard Diagnostics' Bioline HIV/Syphilis Duo test among female sex workers in Johannesburg, South Africa
  1. Vivian Black1,2,
  2. Brian G Williams1,
  3. Venessa Maseko3,
  4. Frans Radebe3,
  5. Helen V Rees1,
  6. David A Lewis3,4
  1. 1Faculty of Health Sciences, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  2. 2Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  3. 3Centre for HIV and STIs, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa
  4. 4Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Western Sydney Local Health District, Parramatta, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vivian Black, Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa; vivian.black{at}nhls.ac.za

Footnotes

  • Handling editor Jackie A Cassell

  • Contributors VB, DAL, FR and VM conceptualised the study and wrote the protocol and conducted the work for the study; VB and BGW analysed the data; VB, BGW and DAL wrote the manuscript; VB, BGW, DAL and HVR edited the manuscript.

  • Funding The work was supported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, United States of America and AIDS Fonds, the Netherlands. SD Bioline tests were provided by Standard Diagnostics although the company had no input into the analysis or writing of this paper.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Human Research Ethics Committee University of Witwatersrand. Protocol number M130907.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Jackie A Cassell

  • Contributors VB, DAL, FR and VM conceptualised the study and wrote the protocol and conducted the work for the study; VB and BGW analysed the data; VB, BGW and DAL wrote the manuscript; VB, BGW, DAL and HVR edited the manuscript.

  • Funding The work was supported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, United States of America and AIDS Fonds, the Netherlands. SD Bioline tests were provided by Standard Diagnostics although the company had no input into the analysis or writing of this paper.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Human Research Ethics Committee University of Witwatersrand. Protocol number M130907.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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