Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Education And Debate

Syphilis: old problem, new strategy

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 20 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:153

Rapid Response:

Safe Sex

The emergence of this 'old' forgotten disease as a major health
hazard is very disturbing. If not eradicated, it may in combination with
HIV infection bring another epidemic. The author is fully right in
supporting the advocates of a continued multi disciplinary approach to
this emerging problem. The emphasis on 'safe sex' should be made a regular
part of the curriculum at schools both in the developed and the developing

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 July 2002
Yousaf Jalil
Medical Student
Hamdard College of Medicine,Karachi,Pakistan.