Status: Little or no detectable change

  
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Little or no detectable change

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

Target:
392 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
383 cases of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 men who have sex with men were reported in 2017

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.