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Yes, Monogamous Couples Still Need STI Testing

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may not show up on tests immediately; for this and other reasons, routine testing is also important for people in exclusive relationships.

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Three STDs Are at an All-Time High. And Not Because of PrEP or More Risky Sex

While many people want to blame more risky sex and less condom use on the age of PrEP, the real reasons STDs are rising may have more to do with decreasing resources and programs to fight them.

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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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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."

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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Ohio: Syphilis Rates Triple in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Health Department is launching a campaign to raise awareness about syphilis and its prevention among health care providers and the public, after documenting several consecutive annual increases in cases. Reports of the STD have more th...