San Francisco syphilis rates spikes among gay and bisexual men

November 2001
Contemporary Sexuality;Nov2001, Vol. 35 Issue 11, p7
Cases of syphilis transmitted by unprotected sex between men are increasing in San Francisco, California according to a city report. Health officials found a doubling of infections among gay and bisexual men in the last year. The report cites 93 cases through September, up from 47 in all of 2000, 29 in 1999 and 10 in 1998. Including the general population, a total of 116 syphilis cases were reported through September.


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