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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.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Daily Antibiotic Protects Against Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis

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

By Emily Newman for BETA

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...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Frequent Testing of Highly Sexually Active Gay Men Is Required to Control Syphilis

In the developed world, the incidence of syphilis among gay men has been increasing substantially. The authors developed an individual-based mathematical model describing syphilis transmission in a gay male population. They then used that model to si...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Canada: Rates of Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases Rise

Syphilis diagnoses rose in the Niagara Region for the fourth consecutive year in 2009, according to an April 13 report to the public works committee.

Annual syphilis reports numbered five or fewer during 2000-05, but last year the region had 33 case...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Canada: Spike in Hepatitis C Cases Raises HIV Fears

The relatively high number of hepatitis C cases in central Vancouver Island could be a sign that an increase in HIV is on the way, said Dr. Lorna Medd, medical health officer with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).

Central Vancouver Islan...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

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...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Canada: Toronto Warns "Attack of the Syphilis"

With a tip of the hat to the classic sci-fi thriller "Creature from the Black Lagoon," the AIDS Committee of Toronto is using a bit of humor to warn gay men about the dangers of syphilis. Headlined "Attack of the Cursed Syphilis," the movie poster ta...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Canada: Hepatitis C "Silent Epidemic" -- Doctor

Between 2006 and 2008, hepatitis C rates rose by 114 percent among Canadian women and by 76.6 percent among men. Dr. Didi Emokpare of Regina called the figures "staggering" and said little attention has been paid to the potentially deadly virus. Beca...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

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...

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention