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State Health Officials Of Indiana Warn Residents About Rise in Syphilis | American Health Council

State Health Officials Of Indiana Warn Residents About Rise in Syphilis

State Health Officials Of Indiana Warn Residents About Rise in Syphilis - Health Council

A serious STD is on the rise in Indiana: Syphilis. State health officials have been urging all health care providers to make patients aware and education them on this disease.

“Indiana experienced a 70 percent increase in syphilis cases between 2014 and 2015,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams. “We are continuing to see an increase this year and we are working closely with local health officials and healthcare providers to make sure patients are getting tested and receive treatment.”

But it’s not just syphilis that health officials are worried about. “Syphilis and HIV can actually infect at the same time. There could be a co-infection. So it’s important for healthcare providers and patients to consider HIV testing as well,” State Epidemiologist, Pam Pontones said.”

Read the full article here : State health officials warn Indiana residents about rise in syphilis cases