Another article noted STD’s are on the rise mostly among teens and adults in the 25-29 year old age group.
Consequences are most disastrous for infants who are born to infected mothers, as noted. Why are pregnant women not screened for syphilis?
Public health clinics accept patients private, entitlement or no insurance and RPR (Syphillis screening as rapid plasma reagin is a protein present in syphilitic individuals) is included in prenatal bloodwork.
In the teens to late 20s is old enough to have heard the “c word”, aka rubbers. Why are more straight and gay young people forgoing that c word?