Increasing syphilis rates among men who have sex with men and screening to detect asymptomatic infection

Marcus Chen, Rebecca Guy

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Abstract

With reports of increasing syphilis rates among men who have sex with men in various countries and complications such as ocular syphilis and neurosyphilis, greater efforts for promoting frequent syphilis screening of higher risk men are required. This should include serological testing for syphilis every time HIV testing is undertaken and each time HIV viral load testing is performed in HIV-positive men who have sex with men. Systems-based approaches tailored to particular contexts should be explored, evaluated and, if shown to be effective, implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-303
Number of pages3
JournalSexual Health
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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