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Are infection rates for syphilis similar for men and women?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Equal opportunity
The infection frequency of this shared disease depends on the sexual habits of the infected individual.
Overall, the germ is passed easily to either sex.

In brief: Equal opportunity
The infection frequency of this shared disease depends on the sexual habits of the infected individual.
Overall, the germ is passed easily to either sex.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. David Jin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
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Latest data from centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) indicates that there are 8.
2 cases per 100, 000 population in men, compared to 1 case per 100, 000 population in women. Source: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/stats11/syphilis.Htm.

In brief: Thanks for asking!
Latest data from centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) indicates that there are 8.
2 cases per 100, 000 population in men, compared to 1 case per 100, 000 population in women. Source: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/stats11/syphilis.Htm.
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin
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Dr. Robert Killian
This is the reality of the current situation in the U.S. For the last decade Men who have sex with men have had epidemic levels of syphilis. The heterosexual communities have not had much to report. But this is changing rapidly and there have been numerous warnings in various public health settings that the epidemic is moving into the broader population in the U.S.
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