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Field evaluation of a smartphone-based electronic reader of rapid dual HIV and syphilis point-of-care immunoassays
  1. Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz1,
  2. Silver K Vargas1,
  3. Kelika A Konda2,3,
  4. Sasha Herbst de Cortina2,3,4,
  5. Carlos F Cáceres4,
  6. Jeffrey D Klausner2,3,4,5
  1. 1 David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  2. 2 Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, AIDS and Society, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
  3. 3 Laboratory of Sexual Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
  4. 4 Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  5. 5 Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA; lao.allanblitz{at}gmail.com

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  • Handling editor Gwenda Hughes

  • Funding This research was supported by the US National Institutes of Health (grants 21AI117256 and R21AI109005), as well as the South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (R25MH087222). The assay used for HIV reference testing was donated by Diagnóstico UAL (Jesús María, Peru). The electronic reader was donated by Cellmic (USA).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the institutional review board committee of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (approval number 59996). For the secondary data analysis, the University of California, Los Angeles institutional review board committee deemed the analysis of de-identified data did not constitute human subjects’ research (number 16–0 01 243).

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

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Gwenda Hughes

  • Funding This research was supported by the US National Institutes of Health (grants 21AI117256 and R21AI109005), as well as the South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (R25MH087222). The assay used for HIV reference testing was donated by Diagnóstico UAL (Jesús María, Peru). The electronic reader was donated by Cellmic (USA).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the institutional review board committee of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (approval number 59996). For the secondary data analysis, the University of California, Los Angeles institutional review board committee deemed the analysis of de-identified data did not constitute human subjects’ research (number 16–0 01 243).

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

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