Massive syphilis screening scheduled for Robeson County.

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“Massive syphilis screening scheduled for Robeson County.” Carolina Indian Voice 16 August 2001: 1.


Because of Robeson County's high rate of syphilis (the county has the 18th highest number of primary and secondary cases nationwide and the highest number per 100,000 population among counties reporting the top 50% of cases in 2000), public health officials are establishing a R.I.O.T. (Rapid Intervention Outreach Team) for screening people at high risk of getting the disease. On two occasions in August, health officials will go door-to-door in high-risk communities and offer education about the disease, safe sex kits, and confidential HIV testing.

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