More evidence that the safer-sex message is no longer heeded comes in new figures, showing a 2000% rise in cases of syphilis in the UK. The Health Protection Agency says that in 1996 there were only 20 new syphilis cases among gay men, but in 2005 that had risen to 1445, with 60% of all cases among gay men.
The message is clear - if you put yourself at risk of syphilis, you also risk HIV infection, and there's no magic bullet for that. The only protection we have is condoms. What's the problem?
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