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STD 2016: Syphilis Rates Are Rising Among Gay Men, CDC Data Show

New state-level data reveal that syphilis cases continue to rise among gay and bisexual men, with men in the south having the highest rates, according to a presentation at the 2016 STD Prevention Conference last week in Atlanta. A related study found that half of gay and bisexual men in 20 cities were screened for syphilis during the past year, with 11% testing positive.


IDWeek 2014: Syphilis Cases Increase Among Men with HIV Despite Risk Reduction Counseling

There has been a substantial increase in the number of syphilis cases among men living with HIV -- particularly men who have sex with men (MSM) -- despite systematic risk reduction counseling in this population since 2008, according to a study conducted at a clinic in rural Pennsylvania presented at IDWeek 2014 earlier this month.


STD Report Shows Small Rise Overall, Higher Rates for People of Color, Young Gay Men

Reported cases of gonorrhea rose slightly and syphilis declined somewhat during 2010, but the syphilis rate among young black men has increased dramatically over the past 5 years, largely driven by increases among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to the latest sexually transmitted disease (STD) surveillance report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).alt