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California's Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record California's Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record
Fri, 18 May 2018 23:08:59 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
Rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia in California have shot up 45 percent over five years, resulting in 30 syphilis-related stillbirths in 2017 alone, new state data show.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

STD cases reach all-time high in this state
Wed, 16 May 2018 04:30:09 +0800 | Health News:
Officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis (Source: Health News:

STDs Hit Record High in California
Wed, 16 May 2018 03:14:08 +0800 | WebMD Health
The report noted 30 stillbirths stemming from cases of syphilis, the highest number in more than 20 years. (Source: WebMD Health)

STD cases reach all time high in this state
Tue, 15 May 2018 22:13:24 +0800 | Health News:
Officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis (Source: Health News:

STDs reach an all-time high in California
Tue, 15 May 2018 20:56:58 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Rates of STDs in 2017 shot up by 45 percent over the last five years in California, driven by 300,000 new cases of chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea, new state health department reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

His Tooth is Funny Looking. What is It?
Mon, 14 May 2018 07:21:39 +0800 |
Discussion Teeth are specialized anatomic parts of the human body that are developed between the ectoderm and ecomesenchyme in a complex process called odontogenesis. More than 300 genes have been identified that influence odontogenesis. Dental abnormalities can have significance for cosmesis, malocclusion, dental caries and periodontal diseases. It is not uncommon for more than 1 area to be affected. For example, Hutchinson teeth which are caused by congenital syphilis are smaller with wider spacing between the teeth within the arch, and also have a characteristic notching. Learning Point Some common dental problems that may be seen or heard about by pediatricians include: Tooth eruption Ankylosis Natal teeth Usually prematurely erupted primary teeth that are present at birth Neonatal...

STDs are on the rise with syphilis up 12% in a year as more youngsters shun tests in ‘major risk’ 
Mon, 14 May 2018 06:20:29 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Syphilis cases have risen by 12% in one year as the number of young people being tested for sexually transmitted diseases falls. One in ten tested positive for an STD with 128,000 cases a year in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments (STD PCHD)
Wed, 02 May 2018 00:12:54 +0800 |
CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2019 funds for a cooperative agreement for health departments to implement and strengthen STD prevention and control programs. The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to prevent and control three major STDs chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. (Source:

Medical school named after Tuskegee perpetrator to change its name
Sat, 28 Apr 2018 02:11:36 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
The main building at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health is named for Dr Thomas Parran Jr, a surgeon general who signed off on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Syphilis Screening: Make It Routine in HIV Care Syphilis Screening: Make It Routine in HIV Care
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:24:29 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
With rates of syphilis rising, clinicians must remember to offer syphilis screening to patients with HIV.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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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