Syphilis Cases Nearly Double Among Gay And Bi Men

May 9, 2014 9:45 PM

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Syphilis Cases Nearly Double Among Gay And Bi Men

Syphilis is on the rise among gay and bisexual men, according to a federal study released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2005 to 2013, the number of syphilis cases reported nearly doubled, from 8,724 to 16,663, with the majority of patients being men who have sex with other men.

The study also found black men were five times as likely to contract the disease as white men, and black women 13 times more at risk than white women, though men account for 91% of current cases.

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