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  • Sexually transmitted disease increasing among gay and bisexual men
    Sexually transmitted disease increasing among gay and bisexual men
    Recent research indicates there is growing concern about the dramatic rise in the number of syphilis victims among the gay men community in the United States. It has been reported that syphilis is spreading rapidly among gay, bisexual and other...
  • Treponema pallidum
    Syphilis epidemic 'plagues' San Antonio
    The number of syphilis cases in San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas continues it's rise, according to the latest data from the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) Mar. 31.The total number of syphilis cases increased 15.2...
  • Portrait of Antonio Navagero (1565), oil on canvas, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, by Giovanni Battista Moroni
    Codpiece, a cover up for syphilis
    One of the most "manly" fashion trends during the late medieval and renaissance age was the codpiece. One of the most prolific examples of this was the portrait of King Henry VIII. In his painting, he is shown with shoulders slightly...
  • Treponema pallidum
    AHF sends info mailers to Broward residents, syphilis up 400 percent since 2000
    Los Angeles-based,AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), sent informational mailers about the dramatic increase of syphilis in Broward County during the past decade or so, to some 22,000 residents to encourage people to get tested for the very...
  • A look at relevant STD prevention posters from the past
    A look at relevant STD prevention posters from the past
    The Dailymail.co.uk News posted an article today about a hot topic from the past—venereal diseases. During WWII, STDs ran about as rampant as they do today. Years ago, a major campaign using posters was created to bring awareness to syphilis...
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    Congenital syphilis cases up in Broward and Miami-Dade counties: Florida DOH
    Florida health officials are reporting an increase in congenital syphilis in two counties in South Florida, prompting them to take action to address the increase of this severe, disabling, and often life-threatening infection seen in infants,...
  • Venereal disease
    Sexually transmitted disease rates climb
    On Dec. 14, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the latest data on thespreadof sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the United States. The report contains the finalized surveillance data on eight illnesses that are primarily...
  • San Francisco
    STD rates rise in San Francisco
    Rates of three major sexually transmitted diseases – chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis – are on the upswing in San Francisco. In fact, rates for all three STDs are higher in San Francisco than they’ve been in at least five years,...
  • Medical sign
    Black history month: African Americans who made history in health (part 1)
    Celebrating black history month includes remembering pertinent contributions to health that have been made by noteworthy African Americans in the past. While many blacks continue to make strides in how Americans make important decisions about...
  • Got an STD?  Get treatment
    Got an STD? Get treatment
    Sexually transmitted diseases, STDs, remain a major public health challenge in the United States reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC. Three STDs physicians are required to report to the CDC – gonorrhea, chlamydia, and...
  • Alberta, Canada
    Syphilis spikes in Alberta, Canada- health officials looking for solutions
    The sexually transmitted infection which was barely heard about anymore a few short years ago is rearing its head in places all over the globe. Here on this web site, I’ve discussed that dramatic increase in cases of the disease from China...
  • the worlds most populous nation facing an epidemic of syphilis
    50 years ago it was practically non-existent, now China facing explosion of syphilis
    This according to a commentary in this month’s New England Journal of Medicine. The authors tell of a story where this very treatable disease is spreading like wildfire with much of the blame on the fact that men now have money. It is...