Syphilis rates are up in gay and bisexual men; here’s why – Lots of Unprotected Sex

Syphilis rates are up in gay and bisexual men; here’s why – CBS News

“Researchers analyzed data from 44 states and found that the national rate of early stage syphilis in gay and bisexual men was an estimated 309 cases per 100,000. That figure is 106 times higher than the rate among heterosexual men (2.9 cases per 100,000), and 168 times higher than in women, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Gay and bisexual men living in the South had the highest rates, with North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana reporting more cases of the disease. In North Carolina, for example, there were 748 cases per 100,000 gay and bisexual men, while Alaska had the fewest cases, only 73 for every 100,000.”

Where there is Syphilis, AIDS is sure to follow.

 

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