Syphilis cases are up, and there's confusion over therapies

Syphilis cases are up, and there's confusion over therapies.

The increase might be due to increased unsafe sex practices. This trend is worrisome. As syphilis rates increase, so does HIV.

Penicillin works well for syphilis. For most cases, the Centers for Disease Control recommends Bicillin L-A, but the U.S. manufacturer will no longer ship it to Canada.

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