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Syphilis rates soar across the US - with cases up by 50 percent in hot spots for the STD 
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:18:47 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
In 2017, the US had record-setting rates of syphilis for the fourth year in the row. Certain cities and counties - including several in California - have rates up to 10 times the national average. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in...  
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:15:58 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Apple cider vinegar has been tipped as a cure-all for back-ache, weight loss, syphilis, and more. Gabriel Neal, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Texas A&M University looks into it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in... 
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:15:58 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Apple cider vinegar has been tipped as a cure-all for back-ache, weight loss, syphilis, and more. Gabriel Neal, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Texas A&M University looks into it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Screen All Pregnant Women Early for Syphilis, Says USPSTF
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 03:39:00 +0800 | AAFP News
On Sept. 4, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary recommending that all pregnant women be screened for syphilis. (Source: AAFP News)

STDs on the Rise
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 02:29:50 +0800 | Dragonfly
Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported the dramatic increase of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S.  In fact, for the fourth year in a row the numbers have continued to rise. Among the rise, specific sexually transmitted diseases include: gonorrhea has been diagnosed in 555,608 cases in preliminary 2017 data (an increase of 67%  from 2013) syphilis has been diagnosed in 30,644 cases (an increase of 76% from 2013) chlamydia was reported with more than 1.7 million cases in 2017 These three diseases can be treated with antibiotics but gonorrhea has become antibiotic resistant over the years with only one antibiotic remaining effective, ceftriaxone. Many cases go undiagnosed or untreated which can lead to even more cases, infertility, stillbirths, ...

Discreetly Tracking Down Sex Partners To Stop A Surge In STDs
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 19:04:41 +0800 | NPR Health and Science
In response to a spike in syphilis and gonorrhea cases, one Oregon county is sending medical sleuths to break the bad news in-person. Some people have no idea they've been exposed to an infection.(Image credit: Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

Women's Wellness: Screening pregnant women for syphilis
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 07:00:00 +0800 | News from Mayo Clinic
All pregnant women should be screened early for syphilis, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which?reaffirms an earlier recommendation. In the report, the expert panel says after a steady decline from 2008 to 2012, cases of congenital syphilis markedly increased from 2012 to 2106, from 8.4 to 15.7 cases per 100?000 live births. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

Test All Pregnant Women for Syphilis Early, USPSTF Says Test All Pregnant Women for Syphilis Early, USPSTF Says
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 21:12:55 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
Screen all pregnant women for syphilis early in pregnancy, the USPSTF urges in a statement reaffirming its 2009 recommendation, as troubling trends show a recent doubling of cases of congenital syphilis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

USPSTF: Screen All Pregnant Women for Syphilis Early
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 03:30:00 +0800 | MedPage Today Public Health
(MedPage Today) -- Reaffirmation of 2009 " A " recommendation statement (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

Health officials beg doctors to screen pregnant women for syphilis
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 22:03:43 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Cases of syphilis passed from pregnant women to their babies have surged by 40% and screening is paramount, to stopping the the disease from killing infants the US Preventive Services Task Force urges. (Source: the Mail online | 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)
Contraception
(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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