$228,425 NIH Grant to Study Syphilis Among Gay Men in Peru

Published: March 11, 2015

Melanie Hunter
Original Article:  bit.ly/1D6Ryou

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $228,425 to the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (translated it means Cayetano Heredia University), a private university in Lima, Peru, to study syphilis among gay men in that country.

“Syphilis remains an uncontrolled infectious disease globally, with high prevalence and incidence in certain high risk populations, affecting more than 20% of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Peru,” the grant abstract stated.
“Syphilis is also an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality, and is associated with an increased risk of acquisition and transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus,” it stated.

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