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Developing Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Opportunity for the Diagnostics Industry


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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:

Point-of-Care tests for sexually transmissible infections: what do 'end users' want?
Anne M. Rompalo, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Terry Hogan, Mathilda Barnes, Mary Jett-Goheen, Jill S. Huppert, Charlotte A. Gaydos

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

(updated 1/24/2014)

 

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