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Stop Blaming PrEP for the Rise in STIs -- the Picture Is More Complex Than That

"PrEP must not be cast as the lone villain in the syphilis crisis, nor MSM engaging in chemsex cast as debauched vectors of transmission."

By Oli Stevens and T Charles Witzel for The Conversation

Chemsex and PrEP Reliance Are Fuelling a Rise in Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Syphilis is back and spreading quickly. What makes the resurgence of syphilis somewhat different this time is that the vast majority of these new cases are being found among men who have sex with men.

By Simon Bishop for The Conversation

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

STD Spotlight: Syphilis

Some basic facts about the current realities of syphilis transmission and infection.

By Bruce Rashbaum, M.D. for Human Rights Campaign

Basic Questions and Answers About Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can have very serious complications when left untreated, but it is simple to cure with the right treatment.

What Is Syphilis?

Syphilis is an STD that can cause long-term complications if not tre...

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic Questions and Answers About Syphilis and Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)

Once nearly eliminated in the U.S., syphilis is increasing among gay and bisexual men.

What Is Syphilis?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It has often been called "the great imitator" beca...

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

2 Washington State Men Blind From Rare Ocular Syphilis

Of the six men experiencing rare eye complications from secondary syphilis, three reported having sex with other men prior to diagnosis, and three of the men are HIV positive. Ocular syphilis usually affects fewer than one in a million people every y...

By Mathew Rodriguez

Syphilis, Gonorrhea on the Rise in Oregon

This article was reported by Statesman Journal.

The Statesman Journal reported that Oregon's syphilis and gonorrhea rates have increased dramatically in recent years. Syphilis prevalence recently tied high numbers from more than two decades ago and ...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Ten Things People With HIV Should Know About Syphilis

Syphilis is a growing threat to gay and bisexual men with and without HIV. Syphilis rates have also climbed recently in women with and without HIV. Syphilis can spread through anal, vaginal, or oral sex. Oral sex is not "safe sex" when it comes t...

By The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy