Local Profiles

Syphilis disproportionately affects a small percentage of the population and research shows that these are often isolated groups involved in high-risk activities such as illicit drug use, exchanging sex for money or drugs, unprotected sexual intercourse and having multiple sex partners. Some areas have historically been worse affected than others. Today, syphilis remains a highly concentrated infection especially in the South and, increasingly, in urban areas of the country that have large populations of men who have sex with men.

These local profiles present more detailed epidemiological information on areas which were worse affected by syphilis at the start of the syphilis elimination effort.

2004 – Alphabetically, by City/County

2003 – Alphabetically, by City and County

Page last reviewed: December 7, 2007 (archived document)