sexually transmitted infection
Syphilis leads to rise in STIs as condom use falls
Head of Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Doctor of High Complexity Hospital Julian Biberinireport to Morning Live For eight years, syphilis has led to an increase in STIs in Formosa due to a decline in condom use. He pointed out that the incidence of such diseases is higher in the 17-30 and 50-year-old age groups.
“For seven to eight years, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been increasing worldwide, in our country, and unfortunately in Formosa as well. A group of infections whose route of transmission is associated with unprotected sexual intercourse. Syphilis is a disease that has led to an increase in cases after HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. They are the most common infections registered in healthcare,” said the physician and infection specialist.
In this regard, he said that syphilis is an infection that can be treated and cured with antibiotics and specific treatment.
“Despite informative educational campaigns at schools and universities, people are taking very little care of themselves these days. The use of condoms as a method of preventing sexually transmitted infections has dropped significantly. As was the case with the COVID-19 vaccine, it is clear that the fear of the disease has faded and there is less collective awareness of the importance of its usefulness,” he added.
Among STIs, the most common medical consultations were syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C, genital herpes, gonorrhea, HPV, crab and trichomoniasis; incidence among adolescents aged 17 to 30, reports Bibolini higher, with a higher incidence in the 50 to 55 age group