Men who have sex with men prefer rapid testing for syphilis and may test more frequently using it

Sex Transm Dis. 2010 Sep;37(9):557-8. doi: 10.1097/olq.0b013e3181d707de.


Most Australian men who have sex with men who underwent rapid testing for syphilis using the Determine Syphilis TP immunoassay indicated a preference for rapid testing over conventional serology. Most also indicated that they would test for syphilis more frequently if rapid syphilis testing was available in a clinic setting.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / blood*
  • Australia
  • Homosexuality, Male*
  • Humans
  • Immunoassay / methods
  • Male
  • Patient Preference*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Syphilis / diagnosis*
  • Syphilis / microbiology
  • Syphilis Serodiagnosis / methods*
  • Time Factors
  • Treponema pallidum / immunology*


  • Antibodies, Bacterial