CHANGE: Syphilis rates are up in gay and bisexual men; here’s why. Funny, when I was a kid syphilis had been almost eradicated.You know why, right?
No it's not due to rampant homosexual sexual promiscuity - it's caused by MORE TESTING. Who knew that excessive testing causes syphilis?
The increase may have something to do with more testing and better options for treating another condition which often goes hand in hand, said one expert.Better stop that testing, then, and save the LGBTQFOUSKVSLCs.
In 2015, gay and bisexual men made up more than 60 percent of early syphilis cases, the new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
Researchers analyzed data from 44 states and found that the national rate of early stage syphilis in gay and bisexual men was an estimated 309 cases per 100,000. That figure is 106 times higher than the rate among heterosexual men (2.9 cases per 100,000), and 168 times higher than in women, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Gay and bisexual men living in the South had the highest rates, with North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana reporting more cases of the disease. In North Carolina, for example, there were 748 cases per 100,000 gay and bisexual men, while Alaska had the fewest cases, only 73 for every 100,000.