About the Authors

Bruce R Schackman

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: brs2006@med.cornell.edu

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

Christopher P Neukermans

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

Sandy N. Nerette Fontain

Affiliation Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Claudine Nolte

Affiliation Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Patrice Joseph

Affiliation Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Jean W Pape

Affiliation Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Daniel W Fitzgerald

Affiliations Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti , Department of Medicine, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

BRS, JWP, and DFW designed the study. SNNF and PJ enrolled patients. CN and PJ collected data or performed experiments for this study. BRS, CPN, and DWF analyzed the data. CPN provided literature reviews, conducted provider surveys and interviews, and collected data. SNNF contributed to evaluating four different syphilis rapid tests in clinical settings at the sexually transmitted infections clinic at the GHESKIO Center, in Port-au-Prince. BRS, CPN, SNNF, PJ, JWP, and DWF contributed to writing the paper. JWP approved the final version of the paper.