Rising STD Rates

The work is in response to a recent spike in local syphilis cases among women. APHA member Cherie Walker-Baban, program manager in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s STD Control Program, said health workers had been preparing for the possibility, as syphilis upticks often accompany addiction epidemics such as the current opioid crisis.

http://thenationshealth.aphapublications.org/content/49/2/1.2

By Kim Krisberg