Rise of syphilis surge amidst COVID-19 pandemic in the USA: A neglected concern

Audah, Kholis Abdurachim Rise of syphilis surge amidst COVID-19 pandemic in the USA: A neglected concern. Annals of Medicine and Surgery. ISSN 20490801

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Introduction: Syphilis is a treatable but highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (STI) that has a long history of infecting millions of people from diverse ethnicities and is mainly considered promiscuity. An uprise in syphilis cases is noted in the Coronavirus pandemic. This short communication discerns salient factors precipitating the syphilis upsurge, implications, current efforts, and recommendations. Discussion: A decrease in funds and investments for public health clinics during COVID-19 because the funds have been diverted for treating COVID-19 has resulted in a dramatic rise in syphilis. The main determinants of the increased spread of syphilis during the COVID-19 pandemic include unsafe sexual activities, reduced STI screening, lack of sufficient staff during the pandemic, and abandoning of STI programs and services. Recommendations: We recommend high-risk screening clinics and effective telehealth programs to combat against rising STI burden in the US.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica > RS160 Plant extracts
Divisions: Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology > Department of Biomedical Engineering
Depositing User: Kholis Audah Abdurachim
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2023 01:24
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2023 06:40
URI: http://repository.sgu.ac.id/id/eprint/2461

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