What You Can Do

The nation is facing an increase in syphilis rates among both men and women in every region of the country. Of utmost concern is the continued high rates among gay and bisexual men, as well as a devastating surge in congenital syphilis. Click on an image below to learn what healthcare providers, gay and bisexual men, and pregnant women can do to prevent syphilis.

Syphilis and Your Patients: A Guide for Health Care Providers
What Gay and Bisexual Men Need to Know About Syphilis
Protecting Your Baby from Syphilis: A Guide for Pregnant Women


Call to Action
Call to Action

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.

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