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Home kit to test for sexually transmitted diseases

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0409313a
  1. Karen Hebert1
  1. 1London

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, United States, have developed a home testing kit for sexually transmitted diseases that will be piloted in the Maryland area over the next six months. Five hundred kits will be available in the study, which is funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

The aim is to replicate the successful, widely used home pregnancy tests and lower the rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among young women, who are most at …

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