First page. Med J Aust ; Contacts were offered treatment with benzathine penicillin at the initial visit. Men who reported seeking sexual partners through beats public places where men seek out other men for sex and telephone sex had an increased risk of acquiring syphilis.
In this study, one in seven MSM who presented to a clinic reporting sexual contact with a syphilis-infected man had syphilis.
Competing interests: None. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Reducing sexual partners as a syphilis prevention strategy was considered unacceptable as a means of prevention and was seen as a restriction on sexual liberty.
The men in the case series were very sexually active. Epidemiologic treatment of contacts to infectious syphilis. Sexual Health Program. During the study period MSM presented to the centre reporting sexual contact with a syphilis-infected male partner. The suggestion for behavioural change links increased condom use with a reduction in sexual partners over an extended period of time.
Information collected included sexual behaviour, recreational drug use, HIV status, treatment-seeking behaviour, knowledge about syphilis and demographic factors.
Characteristics of male sexual partners of men with syphilis: comparison of those with syphilis and those who were uninfected. Additional keywords: HIV, mathematical model, men who have sex with men, syphilis. Syphilis transmission: a review of the current evidence.
Frequent screening is needed in this population to curb the transmission of both syphilis and HIV. Please refer to our instructions for authors page for more information. Although condoms are effective in the prevention of syphilis transmission, they may not be the most appropriate response to reducing the risk of syphilis transmission among gay and bisexual men in Australia.