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Return of syphilis in US

Syphilis, a sexually transmitted venereal disease, is rising among g ay and bisexual men after being nearly eliminated in the US more than a decade ago. The increase is a major public health concern, said the [b]Centres for Disease Control and Prevention[/b], because it indicates sexual behaviour that could lead to an increase in HIV transmission.

The CDC recommended a prevention effort that includes increased screening for the disease and stresses the importance of using latex c ondoms, limiting sex partners and encouraging monogamous relationships with partners who do not have a sexually transmitted disease.

[link url=http://www.health24.com/Medical/Diseases/More-syphilis-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-20140509]Full Health24 report[/link]

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