Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
401.1 cases of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 men (2018)

Target:
392.0 per 100,000 1

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
401.1 cases of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 men who have sex with men were reported in 2018 2

Reduce the rate of primary and secondary syphilis in men who have sex with men

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Summary

Syphilis rates in men who have sex with men are higher than in other groups. Untreated syphilis can cause brain and eye problems, and having syphilis makes it more likely that people will get and transmit HIV. Condom use, screening, and early treatment of people with syphilis and their sexual partners can reduce syphilis rates.



1.

Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.

2.

Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.