Developing Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Opportunity for the Diagnostics Industry
The need to develop acceptable, available point-of-care tests (POCT) for diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) for all at-risk populations is significant. Five of the top ten reportable diseases in the United States are STDs. There are about 20 million new STDs per year and direct costs to the U.S. healthcare system for STDs are over $16 billion per year (CDC's new estimates, February 2013). Stigma, privacy, and confidentiality issues make STDs optimal areas for point-of-care tests at healthcare facilities and for over-the-counter (OTC) assays performed at home.
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Clinical Needs Information
Our publications discussing our research on Clinical Needs - for organizations that are interested in developing point-of-care diagnostics for sexually transmitted infections:
Comparative effectiveness of a rapid point-of-care test for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis among women in a clinical setting
Wei Huang, Charlotte A Gaydos, Mathilda R Barnes, Mary Jett-Goheen, Diane R Blake
Perceptions on Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted Infections: Comparison Between Frontline Clinicians and Professionals in Industry
Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Charlotte A Gaydos, M Terry Hogan, Joany Jackman, Mary Jett-Goheen, O Manuel Uy, Anne M Rompalo
Minding the Gap: An Approach to Determine Critical Drivers in the Development of Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Joany Jackman, Manny Uy, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Anne Rompalo, Terry Hogan, Jill Huppert, Mary Jett-Goheen, Charlotte Gaydos
What Qualities Are Most Important to Making a Point of Care Test Desirable for Clinicians and Others Offering Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing?
Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Charlotte A Gaydos, M Terry Hogan, O Manuel Uy, Joany Jackman, Mary Jett-Goheen, Ariel Albertie, Derek T Dangerfield ll, Celia R Neustadt, Zachary S Wiener, Anne M Rompalo
Perceptions of an Ideal Point-of-Care Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections - A Qualitative Study of Focus Group Discussions with Medical Providers
Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, M Terry Hogan, Mathilda Barnes, Mary Jett-Goheen, Jill Huppert, Anne M Rompalo, Charlotte A Gaydos
What Is the Point? How Point-of-Care Sexually Transmitted Infection Tests Can Impact Infected Patients
Jill Huppert, Elizabeth Hesse, Charlotte A Gaydos