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Canada's Historic Syphilis Outbreak Is Even Worse for Its Under-Resourced Indigenous Population

Indigenous people in the northern region of Alberta, Canada, face increased health risks from injection drug use, syphilis, and HIV.

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Newborn Syphilis Cases More Than Double in Four Years, Reaching 20-Year High

Cases of congenital syphilis more than doubled in the U.S. since 2013, outpacing overall increases in STDs nationwide.

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Daily Antibiotic Protects Against Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis

After PrEP for HIV, might there be a pill to protect against other STIs, as well?

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Canada: Men's Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Low

Prince Edward Island (PEI) health officials are encouraging more STD testing, especially among men.

According to Dr. David Reid of the University of PEI Student Health Center, "on average about 80 or 90 percent of the students I see are female." And...

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Canada: Hepatitis C Sufferers Endangering Health to Get Treatment

Strict criteria for treatment eligibility in British Columbia and Ontario are driving some patients infected with hepatitis C virus to inflame their livers deliberately, experts say. Drug plans in these provinces will only provide antiviral treatment...

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STD Testing Among MSM Less Frequent than Recommended by Public Health Guidelines

Two CDC studies of STD screening among men who have sex with men (MSM) found that testing rates are significantly lower than recommended in public health guidelines. For sexually active MSM, CDC recommends annual HIV and syphilis blood testing, annua...

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Canada: Physicians Warn of Syphilis Outbreak

Canada has seen a five-fold rise in syphilis and steady increases in other STDs over the past five years, fueling speculation that many Canadians are no longer practicing safe sex. Health Canada reports that syphilis cases nearly doubled between 2002...

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Straight Talk About Syphilis

We're HIV-positive, we live in Los Angeles (L.A.) County, and we value our health. We work hard for it. We're more aware than most. We've seen the billboards and print ads. We've heard the radio spots. We know the basics of HIV transmission, and we'r...

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National Plan to Eliminate Syphilis

A national plan to eliminate syphilis in the United States has been created by the Centers for Disease Control. This plan has specific health implications for people at risk for and living with HIV. Syphilis infection is known to increase the transmi...