Syphilis Cases Increasing (among MSM)

Published: November 22, 2010

While syphilis was almost wiped out just a decade ago, the disease appears to be making a comeback in the U.S. A new study from the CDC reveals a 39 percent increase in syphilis in 2006 to 2009. CNN reports that the study findings show that most new cases are occurring in young black men, mostly homosexual. The CDC is recommending that men who have sex with men get tested for syphilis yearly, in addition to testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV. The new study also revealed that syphilis in women is on the decline, and fewer people in the U.S. contracted gonorrhea last year.

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