Sexual Assault

State by State Syphilis Rates

[First things first: I am taking some much-needed vacation next week after a very long March. FHO will be dark while I’m off. I promise to pick back up Monday, April 17th with a new Articles of Note, among other things.]

April isn’t only #SAAM, it’s also Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexually Transmitted¬†Disease Awareness Month. In that vein, a new MMWR article on state-specific primary and secondary syphilis rates that’s worth your attention. Always critical to be familiar with incidence and prevalence of STDs in our communities. BTW–contrary to the title of the article, the statistics reviewed are not exclusive to men who have sex with men, as you’ll see once you scroll down.