Syphilis in the U.S. (as per the CDC)

Syphilis in the U.S. (as per the CDC)

All 2011 Profiles

Syphilis and HIV: A Dangerous Duo Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men
Blog about the impact of syphilis and HIV among gay and bisexual Men
(December 13, 2012)

“…primary and secondary syphilis [P&S syphilis] rates are increasing among gay and bisexual men, who now account for more than 70% of all infections.”

2011 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance (December 13, 2012)

“Syphilis remains a major health problem with increases persisting among men who have sex with men (MSM). Cases among MSM have been characterized by high rates of HIV co-infection and high-risk sexual behaviors.3–7 The estimated proportion of P&S syphilis cases attributable to MSM increased from 7% in 2000 to 64% in 2004.8,9 In 2005, CDC requested that all state health departments report the sex of sex partners for persons with syphilis. Of reported male cases with P&S syphilis, sex of sex partner information in 2011 was available for 83%. In 2011, 72% of P&S syphilis cases in 46 states and the District of Columbia that provided information about sex of sex partners were among MSM.”

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