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Syphilis in Switzerland in October 2013

© Swiss Aid against AIDS.
© Swiss Aid against AIDS.

(Blogmensgo, gay blog October 4, 2013) The association Swiss Aid against AIDS organized a screening of syphilis in October 2013. Free for gays and indispensable.

Fucking without a condom is risky. If everyone knows that you can be infected with HIV, the risk of contracting other serious diseases are less well known. Syphilis is one of the major risks, but the infection can be treated without any particular difficulty if it is detected in time.

While HIV infections are declining, proven cases of syphilis in Switzerland rose by 16% on average since 2006. Therefore twelve centers for syphilis spread throughout Switzerland are conducting free and quick tests on providing a screening form which is anonymous and confidential ( PDF ).

The screening campaign is aimed at men who have sex with men who had never had syphilis. In Switzerland, no less than 62% of 1084 reported cases of syphilis result from sex between men . Even those who believe they have taken precautions safer sex may be contaminated, for example during a blowjob.

The free screening initiative is accompanied by information on syphilis campaign . The gay blog of MensGo suggest you take the lead in looking at the Wikipedia page on syphilis .Where you will find that syphilis, like AIDS , can take years to manifest. Hence the importance of prevention and voluntary testing, even if you do not you call Baudelaire and Maupassant.

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo (via email from Swiss aid against AIDS , received on 1 st  October 2013)



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