73 e-Letters

published between 2006 and 2009

  • Migrant HIV risk in China
    Joseph D Tucker

    Dear Editor,

    The article on HIV and syphilis among migrants in eastern China (1) sheds light on a very important topic of great public health import – to what extent will the enormous rural to urban migration happening across China affect sexual behaviors, STI risk, and HIV transmission. However, there are several important caveats that were not discussed in this paper that should be considered.


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  • Make no mistake - China's AIDS epidemic is growing
    Muslema K Bulon

    Dear Editor,

    AIDS cases were first identified in 1981,in the United States. Researchers have traced cases back to 1959. There are millions of diagnosed cases worldwide, but there is no cure. There are about thirty million people in the world who are currently infected with HIV. China is the world largest population country in the world. Potentiality, manpower & security were able to attract world famous in...

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  • Testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae in urine samples by nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT)
    Colm O'Mahony

    Dear Editor,

    Nucleic acid amplification tests for gonorrhoea are currently being extensively evaluated on first catch urine samples in men and women, self taken vaginal swabs and endocervical swabs. There is little doubt that in the near future we will have a simple urine screening test that will test for chlamydia and gonorrhoeae and possibly even mycoplasma genitalium. However, the results published by Stanley...

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