PMID- 28837587
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DCOM- 20171023
LR  - 20181113
IS  - 1932-6203 (Electronic)
IS  - 1932-6203 (Linking)
VI  - 12
IP  - 8
DP  - 2017
TI  - The current status of syphilis prevention and control in Jiangsu province, China:
      A cross-sectional study.
PG  - e0183409
LID - 10.1371/journal.pone.0183409 [doi]
AB  - OBJECTIVE: To analyze the midterm evaluation data from the National Syphilis
      Prevention and Control Plan (2010-2020) and evaluate the current status of
      syphilis prevention and control in Jiangsu province, China. METHODS: We collected
      data via (1) field surveys conducted in 2015 and (2) data recorded in existing
      syphilis surveillance systems. We conducted descriptive statistical analysis to
      evaluate the current landscape of syphilis control initiatives and their
      potential effect in syphilis control. RESULTS: The incidence of all cases of
      syphilis decreased from 2010 (32.3 per 100,000) to 2015 (30.1 per 100,000), with 
      an annual growth of -1.17% (x2trend = -7.52, P<0.001) in Jiangsu province. The
      incidence of primary and secondary syphilis and congenital syphilis both
      decreased significantly from 2010 to 2015. The average awareness rate of syphilis
      knowledge among professional personnel was 95.4% (3781/3963). Rural residents had
      the lowest awareness rate (83.5%, 1875/2245) and commercial sex workers had the
      highest awareness rate (92.1%, 7804/8474) in 2015. Only 47.8% (33908/70894) of
      patients received provider-initiated syphilis counseling and testing (PISTC)
      services in sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics, but 94.5% (87927/93020)
      of all syphilis patients received free testing for syphilis. Overall, 97.2%
      (9378/9648) of syphilis reported cases of syphilis at medical institutions were
      confirmed to be accurate, and 92.2% (5850/6345) of patients diagnosed with
      syphilis at medical institutions received treatment with penicillin. CONCLUSION: 
      The syphilis incidence rate in Jiangsu has decreased in recent years, but remains
      at a high level. It is essential to promote PISTC services to improve knowledge
      of syphilis and rates of testing and treatment in Jiangsu province.
FAU - Chen, Yuan-Fang
AU  - Chen YF
AD  - Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China.
FAU - Ding, Jian-Ping
AU  - Ding JP
AD  - Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China.
FAU - Yan, Hong-Jing
AU  - Yan HJ
AD  - Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China.
FAU - Lu, Jing
AU  - Lu J
AD  - Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China.
FAU - Ding, Ping
AU  - Ding P
AD  - Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China.
FAU - Chen, Guo-Hong
AU  - Chen GH
AD  - Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China.
FAU - Li, Jian-Jun
AU  - Li JJ
AD  - Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China.
FAU - Huan, Xi-Ping
AU  - Huan XP
AD  - Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China.
FAU - Yang, Hai-Tao
AU  - Yang HT
AD  - Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, China.
FAU - Tang, Wei-Ming
AU  - Tang WM
AD  - University of North Carolina Project-China, Guangzhou, China.
FAU - Fu, Geng-Feng
AU  - Fu GF
AD  - Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20170824
PL  - United States
TA  - PLoS One
JT  - PloS one
JID - 101285081
SB  - IM
MH  - China/epidemiology
MH  - Cross-Sectional Studies
MH  - Humans
MH  - Incidence
MH  - Population Surveillance
MH  - Prevalence
MH  - Syphilis/epidemiology/*prevention & control
PMC - PMC5570431
EDAT- 2017/08/25 06:00
MHDA- 2017/10/24 06:00
CRDT- 2017/08/25 06:00
PHST- 2017/04/21 00:00 [received]
PHST- 2017/08/03 00:00 [accepted]
PHST- 2017/08/25 06:00 [entrez]
PHST- 2017/08/25 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2017/10/24 06:00 [medline]
AID - 10.1371/journal.pone.0183409 [doi]
AID - PONE-D-17-12747 [pii]
PST - epublish
SO  - PLoS One. 2017 Aug 24;12(8):e0183409. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183409.
      eCollection 2017.