Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
10.8 cases of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 females (2020)
4.6 per 100,000
5.1 cases of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 females aged 15 to 44 years were reported in 2017
Reduce the rate of primary and secondary syphilis in females
Untreated syphilis can cause brain and eye problems, and having syphilis makes it more likely that people will get and transmit HIV. Women with syphilis can also pass it to their children during pregnancy, and babies born with syphilis are at high risk for physical and developmental disabilities and death. Condom use, screening, and early treatment of people with syphilis and their sexual partners can reduce syphilis rates.
Workgroup: Sexually Transmitted Infections Workgroup