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Letter to the Editor

Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Belarus

doi: 10.2340/00015555-0982

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Oleg Pankratov, Iryna Shimanskaya, Valentin Pankratov, Alexandr Navrotsky, Ronald C. Ballard, Magnus Unemo, Marius Domeika

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    Volume 91, Issue 1

    DOI: 10.2340/00015555-0982

    Pages: 64-65

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