Over a hundred people tested positive for syphilis and HIV in Milwaukee in a cluster infection. The outbreak of sexually transmitted disease among teens alarmed the health authorities.
Public Health March 9, 2018
The number of new STD cases continues to grow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its annual STD surveillance report, showing that in 2016, the country recorded its highest rate of new STD cases thus far.
Public Health September 27, 2017
Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis recorded an abnormal increase in 2015 compared to 2014. Young people, men who have sexual intercourse with other men and ethnic minorities were the most affected.
Public Health October 20, 2016
New guidelines for treatment of sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were introduced by the WHO. The emergence of multi-drug resistant organisms due to drug misuse or overuse happens to be the reason behind the WHO's urgent move.
Medicine August 31, 2016
Rates of syphilis and gonorrhea diagnoses in England increased sharply following the budget cuts on sexually transmitted infection testing. Experts believe that the diseases are affecting more men who have sex with men.
Public Health July 6, 2016
USPSTF recently released new syphilis screening recommendations, from once a year to every three months among high-risk groups. Syphilis rates in the U.S. are increasing since 2000, when authorities thought they were close to eradicating it.
Public Health June 8, 2016
Minnesota is facing an STD crisis with cases making up nearly 70 percent of all reported infectious diseases, and chlamydia takes the first lead. The reported cases are a cause for worry as they reflect the condition's harmful effects on women's reproductive health.
Life April 13, 2016
Cases of sexually transmitted diseases have increased record high since 2006. In last year's report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are rampant among younger people aged 15 to 24 years old.
Life November 18, 2015
In a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of congenital syphilis (CS) among babies born in the United States increased by 38 percent. The data showed the highest rate of CS cases since 2001.
Life November 14, 2015
Improved testing along with prenatal and postnatal care has been credited with ending childhood HIV and syphilis infections in Cuba. Officials call it an important step toward 'an AIDS-free generation.'
Life July 1, 2015
Cuba was declared as the first country to successfully eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV. Being given this validation is said to be a milestone for any country's public health sector.
Life July 1, 2015
A new smart condom designed by student inventors in the United Kingdom warns users about a potential risk for sexually transmitted disease by changing its color depending on the kind of infection.
Life June 24, 2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health has released a report pointing to a significant increase in sexually transmitted disease cases in the United States between the years 2013 and 2014.
Life May 25, 2015
Syphilis cases are on the rise in Portland, Oregon. Health officials say that about 240 new cases of the disease are reported each year in the region.
Life March 4, 2015
Engineers from Columbia University developed the dongle, a portable device that can turn an iPhone into a mobile laboratory that can diagnose sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV and syphilis in as little as 15 minutes.
Life February 9, 2015
Inexpensive device powered by a smartphone could bring medical diagnoses to developing countries, researchers say. Small, self-contained device nearly as accurate as massively expensive diagnostic equipment, they say.
Life February 5, 2015
Three quarters of diagnosed syphilis cases in the U.S. were men who have sexual relationship with other men. Experts cited reasons why gay and bisexual men have increased risks for this STD.
Life December 17, 2014
A sudden sharp rise in syphilis cases is being recorded in Australia, particularly among the gay and bisexual male community.
Internet Culture September 21, 2014
Rate of syphilis cases in the U.S. at the highest level since it was almost eliminated a decade ago. Most cases are in gay and bisexual men, report says.
Life May 11, 2014
Syphilis is considered as a restrained sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. but latest data show the cases have increased by leaps and bounds in the past eight years, and most of them are in gay men and bisexual men.
Life May 11, 2014
The latest CDC report on sexually transmitted disease (STD) tracks an increase in cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, mainly in men, for 2012.
Life January 18, 2014