Tag: Syphilis

1 Million New STD Infections Are Diagnosed Every Day, According To WHO

The four sexually transmitted infections continue to spread globally at alarming rates with a million new cases daily on adults and children. While treatable, STDs could have grave effects, including stillbirths and a higher risk of HIV.

Public Health June 7, 2019

Number Of Babies Born With Syphilis Peaks At 20 Year High

The CDC has revealed that the number of cases of syphilis in the United States has more than doubled since 2013. Public health officials report that mothers are also passing the STD to their babies during pregnancy and delivery.

Public Health September 28, 2018

STI Rates On The Rise: Symptoms And Treatment For Syphilis And Gonorrhea

Syphilis and gonorrhea cases in England continue to rise. The government is encouraging its citizens, especially the younger generation, to practice safe sex to prevent sexually transmitted infections.

Public Health June 6, 2018

Syphilis And Gonorrhea Rates Have Risen Within The Past Year In England

New reports have stated that in England, syphilis and gonorrhea diagnoses have risen drastically within the past year. Those who are most impacted by this are teenagers and young adults, among others, between the ages of 15-21 years old.

Public Health June 5, 2018

Outbreak Of Syphilis And HIV In Milwaukee Affecting Babies, Teens

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

Number Of STD Cases In The US Now At The Highest It’s Ever Been: Report

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

Total Reported STD Cases In The US Highest Ever In 2015

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

WHO Updates Treatment Guidelines For Gonorrhea, Syphilis And Chlamydia: Here's Why

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

Syphilis, Gonorrhea Cases Show Sharp Increase In England Following STI Budget Cuts

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

Screening Key To Fighting Syphilis Amid Rising Infections

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 Reports Increasing Rates Of STDs: Chlamydia Makes Almost 80 Percent Of Cases

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

Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The Rise: CDC Reports Spike In Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Since 2006

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

More Babies In US Born With Syphilis: What Would-Be Moms Should Do

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

Cuba First Country In World To Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV And Syphilis Transmission

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 Successfully Eliminates Mother To Child Transmission Of HIV

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

Teen Students Win Award For Conceptualizing Condom That Changes Color In Reaction To STDs

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

Report Indicates Alarming Increase Of STDs In The US

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

Portland Health Officials Wary Of Increasing Number Of Syphilis Cases

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

Now Your Smartphone Can Tell You If You Have HIV Or Syphilis (And It's Darn Accurate, Too)

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

Smartphone-Powered Device Can Test For HIV, Syphilis

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

CDC Annual Report Shows Chlamydia Cases on Decline but Syphilis on Rise

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

STI surging in Australia: Syphilis hits record high (especially among gay men)

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

Syphilis rising at alarming rate in the U.S., especially among gay and bisexual men: CDC

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

Increasing syphilis rates among gay, bisexual men worry U.S. health authorities

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

STD cases on the rise in U.S. especially among homosexuals, warns CDC

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

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