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Field evaluation of two point-of-care tests for syphilis among men who have sex with men, Verona, Italy
  1. Antonella Zorzi1,
  2. Maddalena Cordioli2,
  3. Lorenzo Gios3,
  4. Paola Del Bravo4,
  5. Igor Toskin5,
  6. Rosanna W Peeling6,
  7. Karel Blondeel5,7,
  8. Giuseppe Cornaglia1,
  9. James Kiarie5,
  10. Ronald Ballard5,
  11. Massimo Mirandola2,3
  1. 1 Virology and Microbiology Unit, Department of Pathology and Diagnostics, Verona University Hospital, Verona, Italy
  2. 2 Infectious Diseases Section, Department of Diagnostics and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
  3. 3 Regional Coordination Centre for European Project Management, Verona University Hospital, Verona, Italy
  4. 4 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Unit, Department of General Medicine, Verona University Hospital, Verona, Italy
  5. 5 Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  6. 6 International Diagnostics Centre, Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  7. 7 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Maddalena Cordioli, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Unit, Verona University Hospital Piazzale L.A. Scuro 10, Verona 37134, Italy; maddalena.cordioli{at}univr.it

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  • Handling editor Jackie A Cassell

  • Contributors MM, LG, AZ, MC, IT and RWP participated in the design of the survey and the organisation and implementation of the survey in the survey cities. This analysis was conceived by MM, IT and RWP. Data were analysed by MM, LG and MC. The first manuscript draft was jointly written by MC, LG, MM and AZ. MC, LG, MM, KB, PDB, AZ, IT, RWP, JK, GC, RB contributed writing to the following drafts. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This manuscript is partially based on data collected in the context of the Sialon II project, co-funded under the Second Programme of Community action in the field of health (2008–2013) (Work Plan 2010).

  • Disclaimer The author(s) is(are) staff member(s) of the World Health Organization. The author(s) alone is(are) responsible for the views expressed in this publication and they do not necessarily represent the views, decisions or policies of the World Health Organization.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval WHO Research Project Review Panel (protocol number A65), WHO Research Ethics Review Committee (protocol number RPC557) and Local Ethic Committee - Comitato Etico per la Sperimentazione Clinica delle province di Verona e Rovigo (protocol numbers 272CESC, CE2341, CE2408).

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Jackie A Cassell

  • Contributors MM, LG, AZ, MC, IT and RWP participated in the design of the survey and the organisation and implementation of the survey in the survey cities. This analysis was conceived by MM, IT and RWP. Data were analysed by MM, LG and MC. The first manuscript draft was jointly written by MC, LG, MM and AZ. MC, LG, MM, KB, PDB, AZ, IT, RWP, JK, GC, RB contributed writing to the following drafts. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This manuscript is partially based on data collected in the context of the Sialon II project, co-funded under the Second Programme of Community action in the field of health (2008–2013) (Work Plan 2010).

  • Disclaimer The author(s) is(are) staff member(s) of the World Health Organization. The author(s) alone is(are) responsible for the views expressed in this publication and they do not necessarily represent the views, decisions or policies of the World Health Organization.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval WHO Research Project Review Panel (protocol number A65), WHO Research Ethics Review Committee (protocol number RPC557) and Local Ethic Committee - Comitato Etico per la Sperimentazione Clinica delle province di Verona e Rovigo (protocol numbers 272CESC, CE2341, CE2408).

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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