Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology / 2019 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

Accuracy of Curable Sexually Transmitted Infections and Genital Mycoplasmas Screening by Multiplex Real-Time PCR Using a Self-Collected Veil among Adult Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Figure 4

Percentages of detection (a) and mean number of genital microorganisms detection (b) by multiplex real-time PCR Allplex™ STI Essential Assay (Seegene) of genital bacteria, including common curable sexually transmitted infections (group I) and commensal mycoplasmas (group II) in paired genital secretions obtained by gold standard clinician-collected endocervical swab (white) and by self-collection using the V-Veil-Up Gyn Collection Device (V-Veil-Up Pharma Ltd.) (grey) among 251 study women living in N’Djamena, Chad. P-values of the comparison between the percentages of detection by the two collection methods using the Mac Nemar’s test for paired data were not significant for all comparisons. P-value of the comparison between the mean numbers of detected genital bacteria by the two collection methods using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test is indicated in italic.

(a) Prevalence
(b) Number per woman

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