Metrics details. Recent syphilis outbreaks in the UK have raised serious concerns about the sexual health of the population. Moreover, syphilis appears more likely to facilitate HIV transmission than any other sexually transmitted infection STI. The sexual and other risk behaviour of a sample of HIV positive and negative gay men with and without syphilis was subjected to a detrended correspondence analysis DCA. A DCA plot was used to illustrate similarity of individuals in terms of their behaviours, regardless of their infection status.
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Heffelfinger, M. In , it appears that most syphilis cases reported annually occurred among gay and bisexual men, as shown by the decline in cases among women, increasing rates among men, and recent reports of syphilis outbreaks in the male gay community, the researchers said. The study did not look past , but continued case statistics suggest the trends might have continued through , Dr. Heffelfinger said. For example, 8, new cases of syphilis were recorded in , compared with 7, cases in The substantial increases in cases in this group and estimates of male-to-male cases based on the steep rise in the male-female case ratios suggest that gay and bisexual men account for most of this recent national upsurge, the researchers said. From through , the rate of syphilis in the U.
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Los Angeles County health officials declared an outbreak of syphilis among gay men Wednesday after discovering at least 23 new cases, most of them in the past six weeks. The outbreak appears to be clustered in Hollywood, West Hollywood and Silver Lake and has struck men between the ages of 25 and The sudden spread is unusual in a county that normally sees only about cases a year, mostly among heterosexual men and women. Jonathan Fielding, director of public health for Los Angeles County.
On March 12, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued an advisory for primary and eye-care providers to look out for symptoms associated with the disease, which is usually a complication of primary or secondary syphilis infections. With more than a dozen cases — most among gay men — reported between Seattle and San Francisco and now potentially two in Southern California, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is calling for medical professionals to do more, the Times reports. In Seattle, two of the patients went blind, the Times reports. Los Angeles also had the highest number of primary and secondary cases of syphilis of any county in the U. Doctors were warned this week to be on the lookout for patients reporting unusual vision problems.