Syphilis in pregnancy
Syphilis infects 1% or more of antenatal care attendees in over 55 countries. Syphilis in pregnancy causes stillbirth, prematurity, low birthweight, neonatal disease, and infections in newborns. These adverse outcomes can be prevented with a simple and inexpensive test and treatment with penicillin.
Syphilis testing in pregnancy
≥95%of antenatal care attendees are tested for syphilis in 42 countriesSyphilis in pregnancy
Syphilis in sex workers
≥5%of sex workers are infected with syphilis in 34 countriesSex workers with active syphilis
Sexually transmitted infections
498 millionpeople aged 15 to 49 are infected each year with chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, or trichomoniasis2008 global estimates on incidence and prevalence of selected curable STIs
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