Tag: Gay men and syphillis

Background British Columbia (BC) is currently experiencing a significant increase in syphilis cases, with infectious syphilis reaching unprecedented rates. Though there has been a slow and steady increase year over year since the early 2000s, a much more significant increase was noted in 2015, with 40% more cases seen compared to 2014. For 2016, the… Read more »

Webinar: Stigma, Syndemics and Syphilis

On December 7, 2016 from 1-2 pm EST, CPHA is hosting the webinar Stigma and Syndemics as drivers of recent syphilis infection among gay and bisexual men. Drawing on findings from the Sex Now survey, Dr. Olivier Ferlatte will discuss the various syndemic factors that are contributing to increased risk of syphilis infection among gay and bisexual… Read more »