syphilis

Prevalence of HIV Infection and Predictors for Syphilis Infection among Female Sex Workers in Southern China

 

An article in the Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health, 2009 March; 40(2): 263–272.

HIV, syphilis, hepatitis C and risk behaviours among commercial sex male clients in Sichuan province, China

An article in Sex Transm Infect 2010;86:559e564. doi:10.1136/sti.2009.041731.

Objectives Commercial sex male clients (CSMC) are at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STI) including HIV. This study reports the prevalence of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis C virus (HCV), a history of STI and HIV-related risk behaviours in a sample of 600 CSMC in three urban areas in Sichuan province, China. The risk factors for prevalent syphilis infection are also examined.

Drug-related behaviors independently associated with syphilis infection among female sex workers in two Mexico–US border cities

Article in Addiction, Vol 105, Issue 8, 27 Apr 2010.

Aims  To identify correlates of active syphilis infection among female sex workers (FSWs) in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez.

Design  Cross-sectional analyses of baseline interview data. Correlates of active syphilis (antibody titers >1 : 8) were identified by logistic regression.

Easily curable STD proving fatal in China

The syphilis epidemic has begun to take its toll in China, with the number of new infections increasing by 30 percent each year. In May alone, the mainland reported more than 32,000 syphilis cases, including two deaths, making the sexually transmitted disease one of the top five infections in the country, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

The disease, which is actually easy to cure, was virtually eradicated in China in the 1960s, but remerged in the 1980s to record a tenfold increase in the number of cases over the past decade.

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