Feasibility and acceptability of a novel cervicovaginal lavage self-sampling device among women in Kigali, Rwanda

Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Jul;40(7):552-5. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31828e5aa5.


The Delphi Screener is a novel cervicovaginal lavage self-sampling device. Sixty women in Kigali (Rwanda) assessed the Screener at 2 consecutive visits. Between the visits, ease of use improved, reported difficulties decreased, and the collected sample weight increased. Most women preferred self-collection over a speculum examination.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cohort Studies
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Prospective Studies
  • Rwanda
  • Self Care
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Specimen Handling / methods*
  • Vaginal Douching
  • Young Adult