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Syphilis in Babies: Old Disease Makes A Comeback
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:42:37 +0800 | WebMD Health
Rates of congenital syphilis are on the rise after years of decline. (Source: WebMD Health)

Syphilis in Babies: Old Disease Makes A a Comeback
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:14:05 +0800 | WebMD Health
Rates of congenital syphilis are on the rise after years of decline. (Source: WebMD Health)

How Common Are STIs?
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:01:06 +0800 |
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity including low-birth weight, prematurity, conjunctivitis, pneumonia, sepsis, and congenital abnormalities Genital cancer In high-income countries diagnosis usually includ...

Families of Tuskegee Syphilis Study Victims Seek Leftover Settlement Fund
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 02:48:12 +0800 | NYT Health
Descendants of the black men left untreated for syphilis during an infamous government study want a judge to award them any money remaining from a $9 million legal settlement. (Source: NYT Health)

The Rising Tide of Syphilis The Rising Tide of Syphilis
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:03:05 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
The reported rates of primary and secondary syphilis, the most infectious stages of the disease, are the highest that they have been in more than 20 years.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Big cuts planned to public health budgets
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:01:37 +0800 | The King's Fund - Press
12 July 2017Central government cuts have forced councils to reduce planned spending on vital public health services such as sexual health clinics and reducing harm from smoking, alcohol and drugs by£85 million, according tonew analysis by The King’s Fund.The analysis, based on Department of Communities and Local Government data, shows that councils in England are planning to spend£3.4 billion on public health services in 2017/18. But on a like-for-like basis (to exclude the impact of changes to how budgets are calculated over different years) councils will spend only£2.52 billion on public health services in 2017/18 compared to£2.60 billion the previous year. Once inflation is factored in, we estimate that, on a like-for-like basis, planned public health spend...

Amoxicillin and Ceftriaxone for Maternal Syphilis Amoxicillin and Ceftriaxone for Maternal Syphilis
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 11:44:44 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
When penicillin is not available, should amoxicillin and ceftriaxone be considered as treatment options for maternal syphilis?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Trump officials oppose funding museum for victims of Tuskegee syphilis study
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:37:29 +0800 | Guardian Unlimited Science
Justice department fighting use of unclaimed money from settlement for museum honoring black men who were not given treatment for diseaseThe Trump administration is opposing an attempt to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government ’s infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring its victims.The justice department argued in court documents recently that providing the money to the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center would violate an agreement reached in 1975 to settle a class-action lawsuit.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:34:10 +0800 | ABC News: Health
The Trump administration is opposing a bid to use unclaimed money from a court settlement to fund a museum honoring victims of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study (Source: ABC News: Health)

Screening for Syphilis and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnant Women — Guam, 2014
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0800 | CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

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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