BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For almost 40 years starting in the 1930s, as government researchers purposely let hundreds of Black men die of syphilis in Alabama so they could study the disease, a foundation in New York covered funeral expenses for the deceased.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Health officials in a southwestern Indiana county have turned to the state for help as they battle a worsening syphilis outbreak that began last summer.
Indiana Department of Health staffers have been working with the Vanderburgh County Health Department for four weeks, helping with syphilis testing, including at places such as the county jail in Evansville, where several cases have been found.
Tuskegee is the one-word answer some people give as a reason they’re avoiding COVID-19 vaccines. A new ad campaign launched Wednesday with relatives of men who unwittingly became part of the infamous experiment wants to change minds.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health officials say 361 cases of syphilis were reported in 2020, a 49% increase over the previous year.
The numbers didn’t surprise Susan A. Jones, an Anchorage-based public health nurse consultant and the HIV/STD program manager with the state health department, who was involved with a report on the continuing syphilis outbreak.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers argue that a pandemic justifies special rules in Kansas for protecting the privacy of people exposed to COVID-19 and on Wednesday advanced a proposal to preserve those rules over public health groups' objections...
LEXINGTON, Ky.: The Rev. Jim Thurman counts himself among the converts who recognize the importance of taking a COVID-19 vaccine...
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Lucenia Dunn spent the early days of the coronavirus pandemic encouraging people to wear masks and keep a safe distance from each other in Tuskegee, a mostly Black city where the government once used unsuspecting African American men as guinea pigs in a study of a sexually transmitted disease...
HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year.
More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia (kluh-MID'-ee-uh) were reported last year...
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming health officials say 34 cases of syphilis have been reported in the state this year, a 36 percent increase from 2017.
The U.S. saw a record number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in 2017, marking the fourth straight year of sharp increases in gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
POCATELLO - Southeastern Idaho Public Health will be providing free HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C testing and education for qualified individuals at their facility for the month of September. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact your local Southeastern Idaho Public Health office at 233-9080.
POCATELLO - Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) will observe this year’s National HIV Testing Day by offering free HIV and syphilis testing throughout the month of June at their Pocatello facility located at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive.
WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 25, 1972, Associated Press reporter Jean Heller broke news that rocked the American medical establishment. The federal government, she reported, had let hundreds of black men in rural Alabama go untreated for syphilis for 40 years for research purposes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On May 16, 1997, five elderly black men from Alabama arrived at the White House. Before an audience of dignitaries, then-President Bill Clinton formally apologized for decades of mistreatment the men endured as part of a research project known as the "Tuskegee Syphilis Study...
Rates of syphilis infection are climbing across the U.S. and in Spokane County, drawing concern from public health officials.
Historically, Spokane County has had fewer than 10 cases of infectious syphilis reported each year, Spokane Regional Health District disease interventions specialist Kirsten Duncan said.