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Syphilis screening program detects more early cases, decreases secondary cases in Australian MSM

May 24, 2017

A national syphilis screening program increased detection of asymptomatic infection and decreased the incidence of secondary syphilis among Australian men who have sex with men, according to findings recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

“Rates of syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM) have been rising in many countries since the beginning of the 21st century and are now at the highest levels in decades in several regions,” Eric P.F. Chow, PhD, research fellow at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, and colleagues wrote.
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