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FITTER | HAPPIER: Syphilis

Thursday 18th April / presented by Annie Morris

The Perth metro area has recently seen a spike in notified cases of the contagious sexually transmitted disease, syphilis.

Of particular concern is the increase in incidence amongst females over 15 years of age; no identifying demographic factors have been associated with the increase, and the Department of Health is urging all sexually active people to practice safe sex, and talk to their doctor or sexual health care provider about testing for syphilis if they think they might be at risk.

Metro CDC Dr Ben Scalley joined RTRFM to discuss the rise of the disease and prevention techniques.

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