STIs in infants can cause serious problems and may be fatal.All pregnant women should be screened for these infections and treated.
More cases of sexually transmitted diseases were reported last year than ever before, federal officials said Wednesday — just as state and local health departments that could help fight them lose funding.
When it comes to online or mobile dating sites, “swiping right” and not having sufficient information about the person you are meeting and perhaps about to have sex with, could be factors in the increase in STDs, states the Fox report.
Beilenson says with more Americans are turning to these dating sites, tracking STDs is more difficult.
Syphilis infection can also place a person at increased risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV infection.
Available surveillance data indicate that an average of half of MSM who have syphilis are also infected with HIV.