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GU Clinic recruiting 700 clients for 2 projects




The GU Clinic is currently looking to recruit 700 clients for 2 point of care test (POCT) projects. 

The projects are:

1. Evaluation of dual HIV/Syphilis POCT compared to our standard test 2. Evaluation of Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea POCT compared to our standard test

The criteria for recruitment irrespective of HIV status and Syphilis status are :

1. MSM ( Men who have sex with men )  2. 18 years of age or older 3. Haven't previously been recruited in the project

Patients may opt to be enrolled in one or both projects simultaneously. Anyone who has already been enrolled for the HIV/Syphilis Dual POCT can be enrolled for the Chlamydia and Gonorrhea POCT.

Tests are being performed to validate these new point of care tests for future use

What do the projects entail? 

1. HIV / Syphilis dual POCT - A short questionnaire filled in during the consultation with the doctor - GU Clinic's routine tests ( Bloods, swabs and urine ) - A finger prick test ( result will not be available on the day )

2. NG/CT POCT - A short questionnaire filled in during the consultation with the doctor - GU Clinic's routine tests ( Bloods, swabs and urine ) - 2 extra throat swabs and 2 extra rectal swabs ( Total of 3 throat swabs and 3 rectal swabs )

Results for both projects will not be available at POCT and will be validated with the current tests done at Mater Dei Hospital

If interested kindly email GU Clinic on guclinic@gov.mt with subject title "POCT enrollment request" with following information

  • Name and Surname

  • Contact Number 

  • Project interested in being enrolled in

You will then be contacted  to set up your visit accordingly.

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