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About Dual Elimination

Dual elimination refers to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, sexually transmitted infections that cause substantial global health burden. The use of dual elimination tools, such as dual rapid tests for HIV and syphilis, can significantly reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in developing countries.

Neisseria gonorrhoeae genomics and antibiotic resistance
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WHO Information on the Use of Dual HIV/Syphilis Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) as the first test in antenatal care. 

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WHO Information Note on the Use of Dual HIV/Syphilis Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT). 

Advice for countries using or planning to introduce dual HIV/syphilis RDT in antenatal services and other testing sites. 

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The Point-of-Care Diagnostic Landscape for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)​

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How countries have received validation of mother-to-child HIV and syphilis elimination

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"Global elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis"

Presentation at IUSTI World Congress

Teodora Elvira Wi        

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Interactive Map of Antenatal HIV and Syphilis Care

The International Diagnostics Centre Dashboard on MTCT

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Multiple countries achieve dual elimination

WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in multiple countries

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"Interventions that reduce the burden of syphilis and HIV among pregnant women" 

Presentation at FIGO World Conference

Jeffrey Klausner, MD, MPH             

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SD BIOLINE dual test receives WHO Prequalification

WHO Prequalification of In Vitro Diagnostics Programme Public Report

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Point of Care Diagnostic Landscape for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

WHO Diagnostic Landscape

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UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2019

On the Global Plan towards elimination of new HIV infections among children and keeping their mothers alive

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Syphilis in Pregnancy
Recent Updates!

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Recent Publications (click to view)

  • "A brief recent history of the epidemiology of congenital syphilis in the United Kingdom"

  • "Assessing stakeholder perceptions of the acceptability and feasibility of national scale-up for a dual HIV/syphilis rapid diagnostic test in Malawi" 

  • "Integrating HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis screening and treatment through the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health platform to reach global elimination targets" 

  • "Role of dual HIV/syphilis test kits in expanding syphilis screening"

  • "A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies evaluating the performance and operational characteristics of dual point-of-care tests for HIV and syphilis"

  • "A comparative analysis of costs of single and dual rapid HIV and syphilis diagnostics: results from a randomised controlled trial in Colombia"

  • "The introduction of syphilis point of care tests in resource limited settings"

  • "Laboratory evaluation of the Chembio Dual Path Platform HIV-Syphilis Assay. African Journal of Laboratory Medicine" 

  • "Comparative effectiveness of single and dual rapid diagnostic tests for syphilis and HIV in antenatal care services in Colombia" 

  • "Field evaluation of Standard Diagnostics' Bioline HIV/Syphilis Duo test among female sex workers in Johannesburg, South Africa"

  • "The Global Epidemiology of Syphilis in the Past Century - A Systematic Review Based on Antenatal Syphilis Prevalence"

  • "A systematic review of point of care testing for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis"

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