Syphilis in Africa

  • Syphilis
    This website from the WHO Department of HIV/AIDS provides international estimates of syphilis cases worldwide and some background on the STI.
  • Medline Plus- Syphilis
    Directory of factsheets, news, and articles.
  • NIAID Fact Sheet- syphilis
    Site provided by the National Insitute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.
  • CDC- Facts about Syphilis
    Provides information about how syphilis is contracted and how to prevent it.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections - East Africa
    The objective of the Regional Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Resource Centre for East Africa (ASRH Resource Centre)is to enhance sharing of information, skills in service provision and knowledge of good practices in adolescent reproductive health sector in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Africa: Infectious Diseases
    List of several infectious diseases in Africa, including STDs.
  • ASHA- Facts and Answers about Syphilis
    Site hosted by American Social Health Association. Information presented in Q&A format.
  • STD Statistics Worldwide
    Published by Avert, an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK, with the aim of AVERTing HIV and AIDS worldwide.
  • Infections Associated with HIV
    This website from the HIV Insite Center for HIV Information from the University of California San Fransisco provides links to numerous secondary bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections often associated with HIV/AIDS.
  • 2002 STD Treatment Guidelines
    This site provides a link to the 2002 guidelines for treating a variety of STDs, including HIV/AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, genital warts and hepatitis A, B and C. These guidelines also include background information on these diseases and how they can be diagnosed and prevented.
  • Is Antenatal Syphilis Screening Still Cost Effective in Sub-Saharan Africa? (Article)
    The aim of this article is to estimate the cost effectiveness of on-site antenatal syphilis screening and treatment in Mwanza, Tanzania. To compare this intervention with other antenatal and child health interventions, specifically the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT).
  • Syphilis: Review with Emphasis on Clinical, Epidemiologic, and Some Biologic Features (Article)
    An article by Ameeta E. Singh, and Barbara Romanowski on the history, diagnosis and treatment of syphilis.
  • Origins of Syphilis (article)
    This newsbrief published by the Archaeology Institute of America shows the disease dates back 1,600 years.