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Incidence of syphilis in UK rises as HIV diagnoses hold steady

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39042.491400.DB (Published 23 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1089
  1. Claire Frauenfelder
  1. 1BMJ

    The number of new diagnoses of HIV in the United Kingdom last year was close to the 2004 figure, says a report from the Health Protection Agency, but the number of new cases of syphilis rose by 23% (from 2282 to 2816). The number of new cases of HIV was 7450 in 2005 and 7492 in 2004.

    In 2005 an estimated 63 500 adults in the UK were …

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