The footprint of old syphilis: using a reverse screening algorithm for syphilis testing in a U.S. Geographic Information Systems-Based Community Outreach Program.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The impact of syphilis reverse sequence screening has not been evaluated in community outreach. Using reverse sequence screening in neighborhoods identified with geographic information systems, we found that among 239 participants, 45 (19%) were seropositive. Of these, 3 (7%) had untreated syphilis, 33 (73%) had previously treated syphilis infection, and 9 (20%) had negative nontreponemal test results.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goswami, ND; Stout, JE; Miller, WC; Hecker, EJ; Cox, GM; Norton, BL; Sena, AC

Published Date

  • November 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 839 - 841

PubMed ID

  • 24113403

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4280062

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-4521

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000025


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States