Over the past decade, the U.S. has seen a sharp increase in congenital syphilis cases. According to recent CDC data, the number of babies born with syphilis in 2022 was nearly 10 times the number in 2012.
Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent transmission to the baby and improve health outcomes for all. Untreated syphilis during pregnancy can cause severe health impacts including miscarriage, stillbirth, or even infant death.
Leandro Mena, MD, MPH, who recently served as Director of the Division of STD Prevention at CDC, and Charlene Flash, MD, MPH, an infectious disease specialist and president and CEO of Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, are featured in the videos, which are part of a larger series on HIV, STIs, and sexual health.
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Spanish-language videos on pregnancy, syphilis, and other STIs featuring Dr. Mena.
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