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Table 1 Routine syphilis screening and serological status in the study setting. Results among 14 antenatal attendees who were RPR positive in the screening programme.

From: Syphilis screening in the antenatal care: a cross-sectional study from Botswana

Screening programme Study setting
Routine RPR result Blood drawn gestational week Treatment gestational week Treatment prescribed Gestational week RPR result TPHA
Reactive 20 24 Standard regimen* 34 1:32 Positive
Reactive 27 - No treatment† 30 1:16 Positive
1:8 16 20 Standard regimen 32 1:16 Positive
1:16 23 25 Standard regimen twice 39 1:16 Positive
1:2 14 18 Standard regimen 39 1:8 Positive
Reactive 14 19 Single-dose penicillin 29 1:2 Positive
Reactive 20 24 Standard regimen 31 Non-reactive Positive
1:2 19 - No treatment 28 1:1 Negative
1:4 15 27 Standard regimen 38 Non-reactive Negative
1:4 25 30 Standard regimen 36 Non-reactive Negative
1:2 17 25 Single-dose penicillin 36 Non-reactive Negative
1:2 14 19 Single-dose penicillin 40 Non-reactive Negative
1:2 19 23 Standard regimen 33 Non-reactive Negative
1:4 15 19 Standard regimen 38 Non-reactive Missing
  1. *Botswana guidelines for the management of RPR/VDRL positive cases (regardless of titre): Three injections with benzathine penicillin 2.4 million units at weekly intervals.
  2. †The patient came for the third antenatal care visit.