Syphilis and Social Upheaval in China

Tucker, Joseph D.; Xiang-Sheng Chen; Peeling, Rosanna W.
May 2010
New England Journal of Medicine;5/6/2010, Vol. 362 Issue 18, p1658
Academic Journal
The article discusses various issues concerning syphilis in China. Syphilis is said to be a commonly reported sexually transmitted infection (STI) in Shanghai. Although it is difficult to screen, the public health impact of syphilis is well-known, with most people with syphilis having an increased risk of acquiring and transmitting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Syphilis also leads to spontaneous abortion or stillbirth and death in infants with congenital syphilis. The risk behaviors for syphilis include selling or buying sex and male homosexual sex. It also describes the diagnosis of syphilis.


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