Syphilis Jumps 60% in NYC, Mostly Among Gay, Bisexual Men

The New York City Department of Health is reporting a 60% increase in the number of syphilis cases in 2007 over the previous year in 2006, with much of that growth occurring in gay and bisexual men, according to an article in the Gay City News. "Whichever way you choose to spotlight it or put your magnifying glass on it, syphilis is increasing in New York City," Dr. Susan Blank, assistant health commissioner, told GCN.

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February 29 2008 12:00 AM ET

The New York City
Department of Health is reporting a 60% increase in the
number of syphilis cases in 2007 over the previous year in
2006, with much of that growth occurring in gay and
bisexual men, according to an article in the Gay City News.

"Whichever way
you choose to spotlight it or put your magnifying
glass on it, syphilis is increasing in New York City," Susan
Blank, MD, assistant health commissioner, told GCN.

Syphilis cases
dropped from 616 in 2005 to 578 cases in 2006. GCN
reports that the Health Department has recorded 927
cases in 2007. (The Advocate)

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