Systematic investigation of conceivable mechanisms that could lead to false positive diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in young children. [ 2014 - 2017 ]

Also known as: How likely are suggested reasons for false diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections in young children?

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Researchers: A/Pr Philip Giffard (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Gurmeet Singh Dr Deborah Holt Dr Nathan Ryder Dr Patiyan Andersson
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Brief description Diagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in a young child has serious social and legal consequences, because it is usually regarded as indicative of sexual abuse. It is therefore critical to understand the probability of such a diagnosis in the absence of sexual abuse. We will investigate false positives that arise by contamination of the urogenital site by STI agents that also infect the eye, and the transfer of contaminants from fingers to diagnostic specimens.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,008,839.47

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