A new study says rectal douching as a preparation for anal sex may put gay men at higher risk to contract HIV and other STDs like hepatitis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea because the mucus lining in the … [Read more...] about Rectal Douching Before Sex May Put Gay Men at Increased Risk for HIV and STD Infection: STUDY
Public health officials grappling with record-high syphilis rates around the nation have pinpointed what appears to be a major risk factor: drug use. “Two major public health issues are colliding,” … [Read more...] about Rise In Meth Use Leads To Spike In Syphilis
There is a syphilis outbreak among gay men underway in Palm Springs, according to health officials in Riverside County, California. Syphilis symptoms include a sore on the genitals, rectum, or … [Read more...] about Health Experts Warn of Syphilis Outbreak Among Gay Men in Palm Springs
Sexually transmitted diseases surged to a record high in the United States last year, with more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis nationwide, officials said Tuesday. This was … [Read more...] about STDs in U.S. Surge to Record High; Gonorrhea and Syphilis See Steep Increases Among Gay Men
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control has found that syphilis infection is on the rise among gay and bisexual men in the United States. The report found that between 2013 and 2014 there … [Read more...] about Syphilis Rates Among Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S. Rise by 15%
The number of syphilis cases has more than tripled over the last five years in Erie County, New York — home to Buffalo — and local health officials are pointing their collective finger squarely at gay … [Read more...] about Are Gay Dating Apps Really to Blame for One City’s Skyrocketing Syphilis Rate?
The World Health Organization awarded Cuba certification after the country became the first in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis reports The New York … [Read more...] about Cuba Receives Certification For Eliminating Mother-To-Child HIV And Syphilis Transmission