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EDITORIAL

Syphilis: a fresh look at an old foe

Marcus Y. Chen A B F , Jeffrey D. Klausner C , Christopher Kit Fairley A B , Rebecca Guy D , David Wilson D and Basil Donovan D E
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A Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Vic. 3053, Australia.

B Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, Monash University, Vic. 3800, Australia.

C Division of Infectious Diseases and Center for World Health, David Geffen School of Medicine, Le Conte Avenue, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

D Kirby Institute, Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.

E Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia.

F Corresponding author. Email: mchen@mshc.org.au

Sexual Health 12(2) 93-95 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH15025
Published: 20 April 2015

Abstract

Syphilis remains a pressing public health problem globally across different populations including men who have sex with men and pregnant women. It is timely to review what international surveillance data tell us and the evidence behind public health interventions aimed at controlling syphilis. A reinvigorated response to the re-emergence of syphilis is required.


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