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Created in April 2012, by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Scientist, Óscar Tarragó, MD, MPH, this scene was taking place in a sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic in Guatemala, and depicted a patient who was having her blood drawn, by phlebotomist, Ana Chic, which would then be tested for STIs and HIV. As part of the VICITS program (Surveillance and Control for Sexually Transmitted Infections Spanish acronym), this clinic serves as a model training center for the country. They proudly told us that the clinic now holds the highest standard for quality certification (ISO 9001-International Organization for Standardization, the only one in the country. This was one of the entries in the 2015 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date: 2012
Photo Credit: Óscar Tarragó, M.D., M.P.H.
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