Numerous countries and regions have reported an increase in the rate of new syphilis diagnoses. The increase has been rapid in Japan, various Canadian provinces and European Union (EU) countries. According to researchers, the reasons behind the increase in the rate of STIs are complex. There’s a tendency for reduced barrier contraception use. In addition, new syphilis diagnoses affect a disproportionately high number of men who have sex with men.Continue reading
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The World Sees Growth in New Syphilis Cases, Are Dating Sites to Blame?
Syphilis infection rates have skyrocketed in many parts of the world, including Asian countries, Europe, the US and Canada.in some instances, the increase in new infections exceeds 187 per cent. Singapore has also noted a growing trend of STI infections over the past few years. According to researchers, dating apps and internet-based technologies contribute to the problem. They make casual encounters easier and much more accessible, which leads to the effortless spread of diseases like syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea.Continue reading
Number of Syphilis Diagnoses in Thailand Goes Up: What Are the Dangers?
The number of new syphilis infections in Thailand has been on the rise, especially among younger individuals. Authorities worry about the trend because it indicates increased prevalence of unsafe sexual practices. The rate of infections among sex workers is also relatively high, which jeopardises the health of tourists and visitors to the country. While syphilis is relatively easy to treat, it can remain hidden for a long period of time. The infection increases the risk of contracting other STDs, as well.Continue reading
65% of Gay and Bisexual Men Not Using Condoms During Sex
The number of men in the UK using condoms when having sex with other men is gradually reducing due to use of HIV PrEP and dating apps.Continue reading
Dating Apps Blamed for Rise in STDs in the US
Popular dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr blamed for increased STD rates in the US mainly because they encourage casual sex.Continue reading
High STD Rates in US State Reveals the Need for Education
STD rates among young people in the US are critically high calling for education on everything about STDs including their consequences, testing and treatment.Continue reading
Syphilis Rates in Newborns Reach a Record High
Medical practitioners in the United States are worried about an all time rise in congenital syphilis cases probably due to late or no prenatal care.Continue reading