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Syphilis Stats


  • In 1999, over 35,000 adult cases of syphilis and 556 cases in newborns were reported.
  • Eight of the nine states that have more syphilis cases are found in the South of the U.S.
  • Syphilis occurs mostly among persons between 20 to 39 years of age.
  • Men suffer 1.5 times more of syphilis than women.
  • The risk of getting HIV increases 2-5 times when a person has syphilis.
  • Although syphilis cases have decreased, African Americans continue to be more affected with syphilis. Reported cases of syphilis were 30 times higher for African Americans than for whites.
In The Know: STI Pamphlet/ DVD Package
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