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Health Highlights: March 9, 2018
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 17:03:14 +0800 | - Daily MedNews
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: HIV/Syphilis Outbreak Hits Milwaukee Area The Milwaukee area is seeing an outbreak of the sexually transmitted diseases HIV and syphilis among... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

125 people in Milwaukee have tested positive for HIV and syphilis
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 23:30:53 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
A cluster of at least 125 people have contracted HIV, syphilis or both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The individuals, the majority of whom are men, were reportedly connected in the last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Identifying high STI prevalence populations in sub-Saharan Africa
Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(PLOS) Prevalence of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs)- chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis -- among women aged 15 to 24 exceeds that of older women and similar-aged men in sub-Saharan Africa, according to research published this week in PLOS Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

USPSTF Recommends Screening Pregnant Women for Syphilis
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:31:00 +0800 | AAFP News
On Feb. 6, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement recommending that all pregnant women be screened for syphilis. (Source: AAFP News)

Newborn Syphilis Cases Up As More Screening Urged
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 03:03:19 +0800 | WebMD Health
In 2016, 628 cases of congenital syphilis were reported -- the highest rate since 1998. (Source: WebMD Health)

As Newborn Syphilis Cases Rise, Maternal Screening Urged
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:02:40 +0800 | - Daily MedNews
TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 -- Newborn syphilis cases have shot up in the United States in recent years, so an expert panel is reaffirming the need to screen all pregnant women for the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can be... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

Medical News Today: What STIs can you get from oral sex?
Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
It is possible to contract many STIs through oral sex, including herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Learn more about the conditions and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0800 |

Post-exposure Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Chlamydia, Syphilis in High-risk MSM Post-exposure Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Chlamydia, Syphilis in High-risk MSM
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 04:47:08 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

STI symptom checker: Do I have gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis? Signs of sex infections
Mon, 01 Jan 2018 20:15:03 +0800 | Daily Express - Health
STIs - or sexually transmitted infections - can be passed on via unprotected sex. These are the symptoms of gonorrhoea - commonly misspelt gonorrhea - chlamydia and syphilis to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

Related Concepts

TORCH infections
Vertically Transmitted Infections

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

* Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.

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