First they compared the city of Atlanta to the third-world countries when it came to the rise of HIV/AIDS. Now the entire United States are battling syphilis infections that are increasing at a steady rate.
Doctors were informed that they should increase screening for the disease among individuals according to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
People with high risk of infection are including but not limited to are men who have same- sex partners and people living with HIV. Studies say that everyone should be tested every three months, rather than once a year.
USA Today tells us that Syphilis is highly contagious if left untreated and can cause dementia, paralysis, and blindness. CDC reports in 2014 almost 20,000 cases of syphilis were reported in the United States. They’ve increased tremendously since then when comparing to 2016.