Our Center is involved in many projects to help fulfill our mission of bringing about accurate, acceptable, and easily implemented point-of-care tests in both resource-rich and resource-limited settings.
Project Lead: Richard Rothman, MD, PhD
The JHU Emergency Department will develop expedited clinical pathways for female and male patients who present with signs and symptoms which might indicate an STD, via a series of expert consensus meetings. Under each clinical pathway, a set of standard of care laboratory-based STD testing panels will be recommended. Potential point-of-care STD assays that could rapidly diagnose infections or replace laboratory-based testing will be proposed
Project Lead: Agnes Kiragga, PhD and Annet Onzia, MBChB.
This study is being conducted in community pharmacies in Kampala, Uganda. Women who visit pharmacies seeking emergency contraception as well as individuals seeking STI treatment are being enrolled in the study and tested for STIs and HIV.
Project Lead: Anne Rompalo, MD
Dr. Rompalo, with participation from many other Center personnel, developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled Point-of-Care Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections. This course looks at point of care testing for sexually transmitted infections from the perspective of the clinician, the patient, and the regulatory environment.