Archive for February 22nd, 2008

Syphilis Cases Rising in Australia

Despite increased testing for syphilis in Australia, cases of patients acquiring this old-fashioned, sexually-transmitted infection is still rising in the country. According to recent studies, rates of syphilis patients have jumped sharply compared to the data 10 years ago, with more gay men aged between 20 to 30 are becoming infected.Syphilis, once called “cupid’s disearse”, is cause by microorganisms called spirochetes that open a painless lesion on the genitalia. It soon heals but is followed…