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# syphilis

All time
# syphilis
Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid
The number of cases are exceeding those seen before the Covid-19 pandemic.
# Historic
Cuba first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission
Less than 2% of children born to mothers who have HIV carry the virus.
# detection
This smartphone gadget will tell you if you have an STD or not
The dongle can test you for HIV and syphilis and deliver the results in the space of 15 minutes.
# Uh oh
Gonorrhoea hits highest rate ever recorded in Ireland
A HSE report has found that the number of STIs in Ireland increased dramatically last year.
# STIs
Rise in sexual activity leads to increase in STIs among elderly
Doctors are warning that older people should take just as many precautions as younger people do when having intercourse.
# experiments
Shocking US experiments on Guatemalans revealed
The experiments took place in the 1940s and included people being injected with syphilis and other illnesses, by what were described as “unethical” researchers.