You should get tested regularly if you are pregnant, are a man who has sex with men, have HIV infection, and/or have partner(s) who have tested positive for syphilis.
83% of reported male primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases where sex of sex partner is known are among men who have sex with men (MSM).
Syphilis is easy to cure in its early stages. Pregnant women should be tested regularly for syphilis because infection with syphilis can cause serious problems in a baby.
Let’s Work Together to Stem the Tide of Rising Syphilis in the United States: CDC issues a call to action for communities impacted by the STD and other groups who have the power to reduce the burden of infection through research, treatment, and outreach. The document also lists how CDC will contribute to reducing syphilis burden. (April 25, 2017)
Webinar: French Disease to Ipergay: Syphilis networks in the PrEP era by John Schneider, MD, MPH – January 26,2017, Recording Available
Ocular Syphilis — Eight Jurisdictions, United States, 2014–2015 MMWR November 4, 2016
Procaine Penicillin G Shortage (September 19, 2016)
Congenital Syphilis Is on the Rise? Reviewing Prevention Steps (July 19, 2016)
Changing the Story of Syphilis (May 24, 2016)
Bicillin-LA Shortage (updated May 23, 2016)
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