Indigenous people in the northern region of Alberta, Canada, face increased health risks from injection drug use, syphilis, and HIV.
"PrEP must not be cast as the lone villain in the syphilis crisis, nor MSM engaging in chemsex cast as debauched vectors of transmission."
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.
Cases of congenital syphilis more than doubled in the U.S. since 2013, outpacing overall increases in STDs nationwide.
Some basic facts about the current realities of syphilis transmission and infection.
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...
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...
After PrEP for HIV, might there be a pill to protect against other STIs, as well?
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...
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 ...