Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 22nd, 1999
Despite an overall decrease in syphilis, disparities in race and region persist. African Americans are 34 times as likely to contract the disease as whites. The efforts to control many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like syphilis have historically exposed the many cultural prejudices and anxieties in this country about STDs and sexual health. Syphilis rates are still highest in vulnerable populations, hitting minorities,...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.