A report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday that Syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases seem to be on the rise. And according to medical expert for CNN, this jump amongst men comes from “men having sex with other men.” But the problem with the men doing this is that they aren’t identifying themselves as gay. Black men ages 15 – 24, syphilis rates tripled over all others. But overall, syphilis is up 39 percent for all men.
Elizabeth Cohen, CNN’s senior medical correspondent, said that the reason for the climb in numbers is men aren’t going for their annual screenings. But, if they are not defining themselves as gay on their records, the clinics and/or physicians aren’t alerted to screen them because homosexual men are supposed to be screened for certain STD’s annually. Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and HIV are the diseases that homosexual men are supposed to be screened for at least once per year. Check out the report. It’s getting very scary out here. Please! WRAP IT UP!