CDC Reports Drastic Syphilis Increase Among Gay and Bisexual Men

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Syphilis

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On the heels of the first openly gay man being drafted into the National football league, U.S. health officials are reporting record syphilis reports.  The increase has included a steady rise in gay and bisexual men. 

The rate of infection has nearly doubled since 2005, and is reportedly much lower in women whose rate has not experienced a significant increase. 

Syphilis is not as common in the U.S. as other modern states, the disease is a bacterial infestation that results in genital sores.  It was much more common in the pre-antibiotic days. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday, last year there were nearly 17,000 Syphilis cases in the United States.  

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