Topics :: syphilis

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US Syphilis Rate Up; Mostly Gay and Bisexual Men

By Mike Stobbe | Thursday May 8, 2014
Health officials say syphilis has reached its highest level since 1995 with the increase all in men.

Syphilis, Gonorrhea Cases Rising in North Dakota

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
The dramatic jump in sexually transmitted diseases in North Dakota has state health officials trying to reverse the trend by raising awareness among not only residents but also doctors.

Young People Bear Brunt As CDC Releases New Rates of STDs

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 24, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their annual snapshot on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the findings do not bode well for young people, or GLBTs.

Ask the Doc :: How to Deal with Possible Syphilis Exposure?

By Jason Faulhaber, M.D. | Wednesday Feb 9, 2011
I recently tricked with someone - I think about two weeks ago. A friend of a friend now tells me that he has syphilis. So I’m kicking myself bigtime. So how do I know if I’ve caught it? And if I have, what’s the bad news?

Medical Journal: Closeted Gay, Bi Men Driving Chinese Syphilis Epidemic

By Margie Mason | Thursday May 6, 2010
Prostitutes, along with closeted gay and bisexual men--many of whom are married with families--are driving a new epidemic of syphilis in China, according to a commentary published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

STDs Rising Among Straight and Gays Alike

By Mike Stobbe | Tuesday Nov 17, 2009
Sexually spread diseases continue to rise, with reported chlamydia cases setting yet another record in 2008, government health officials said Monday.
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