Top 25 US cities with high syphilis rate

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When it comes Sexually Transmitted Diseases HIV and AIDS are the main concerns of many people and with good reason.  But another STD is making a comeback: syphilis.  The syphilis rate among men who have sex with men has resulted in serious outbreaks of the disease. The CDC reports “Over the past several years, increases in syphilis among [men who have sex with men] have been reported in various cities and areas, including Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Southern California, Miami, and New York City. In the recent outbreaks, high rates of HIV co-infection were documented, ranging from 20 percent to 70 percent.” The CDC also states that “there has been an 11.1 percent increase in the disease since 2011. The rate of increase was solely among men, particularly gay and bisexual men.”

Using Centers for Disease Control data here are the top 25 cities for reported cases and rates of syphilis per 100,000.

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