Troubling rise in syphilis infections among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men
Trend data available for the first time show that men who have sex with men (gay) now account for nearly three quarters (72 percent) of all primary and secondar syphilis cases. Primary and secondary syphilis are the most infectious stages of the disease, and if not adequately treated, can lead to visual impairment,
|data coming from CDC|
Risk behavior alone does not explain the disproportionate levels of infection among gay and bisexual men. Complex issues like homophobia and stigma also can make it difficult for gay and bisexual men to seek appropriate care and treatment.
Gonorrhea and chlamydia primarily affect young people
continues to show that numbers and rates of reported chlamydia and gonorrhea cases are highest in Americans between the ages of 15 and 24.
Both young men and young women are heavily affected by STDs — but young women face the most serious long-term health consequences. Left untreated, these diseases can silently steal a woman’s chance to have children later in life; it is estimated that undiagnosed STDs cause 24,000 women to become infertile each year.
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