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Developing Point of Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Opportunity for 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 over 15 million new STDs per year. Costs to the U.S. for STDs are over $2 billion per year. 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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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. 


Clinical Needs Information

Publications discussing our Clinical Needs Assessment reserach - 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?
Rompalo AM, Hsieh YH, Hogan T, Barnes B, Jett-Goheen M, Huppert JS, Gaydos CA.

Comparative effectiveness of a rapid point-of-care test for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis among women in a clinical setting
Huang W, Gaydos CA, Barnes MR, Jett-Goheen M, Blake DR.

Perceptions on Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted Infections: Comparison Between Frontline Clinicians and Professionals in Industry
Hsieh YH, Gaydos CA, Hogan MT, Jackman J, Jett-Goheen M, Uy OM, Rompalo AM.

Minding the Gap: An Approach to Determine Critical Drivers in the Development of Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Jackman J, Uy M, Hsieh YH, Rompalo A, Hogan T, Huppert J, Jett-Goheen M, Gaydos C.

What Qualities Are Most Important to Making a Point of Care Test Desirable for Clinicians and Others Offering Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing?
Hsieh YH, Gaydos CA, Hogan MT, Uy OM, Jackman J, Jett-Goheen M, Albertie A, Dangerfield ll DT, Neustadt CR, Wiener ZS, Rompalo AM.

Perceptions of an Ideal Point-of-Care Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections - A Qualitative Study of Focus Group Discussions with Medical Providers
Hsieh YH, Hogan MT, Barnes M, Jett-Goheen M, Huppert J, Rompalo AM, Gaydos CA.

What Is the Point? How Point-of-Care Sexually Transmitted Infection Tests Can Impact Infected Patients
Huppert J, Hesse E, Gaydos CA.