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‘An epidemic’: Syphilis rages through Texas, causing newborn cases to climb amid treatment shortage

Syphilis rates in Texas continue to climb, alarming healthcare workers who see the highest increases among pregnant people and newborns. A shortage of treatment is complicating efforts to combat it.

An HIV/STI testing and treatment van in Philadelphia, PA, on Dec. 14, 2022.

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An Old World disease

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