Repeat syphilis among men who have sex with men--San Diego County, 2004-2009

Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Apr;38(4):349-52. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181fe650b.

Abstract

Among 614 men who have sex with men in San Diego County with early syphilis during January 2004 to June 2007, 74 (11.7%; 95% confidence interval: 9.3%-14.4%) had repeat syphilis within 2 years. HIV-infected MSM were more likely to have repeat syphilis (odds ratio: 1.9; 95% confidence interval: 1.1, 3.4).

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Area Under Curve
  • California / epidemiology
  • Cohort Studies
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Early Diagnosis
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Homosexuality, Male / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Odds Ratio
  • Prevalence
  • Recurrence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Syphilis / complications
  • Syphilis / diagnosis
  • Syphilis / epidemiology*
  • Syphilis / prevention & control