Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can affect men, women and babies in pregnant women, according to epidemiological data from the Metropolitan Health Region, maternal syphilis affects the group from 21 to 25 years and In comparative figures, the year 2022 closed with 207 cases and in the first six months of the year 2023, 101 cases have been presented.
Meanwhile, concerning congenital syphilis, 2022 closed with 53 cases and so far in 2023 there have been 22 confirmed cases, mostly affecting the township of 24 de Diciembre.
The Health authorities call on the sexually active population to apply hygienic and self-care measures with the use of condoms for the practice of oral, anal and vaginal sex, since you avoid STDs and HIV.
Other preventive measures are reducing the number of sexual contacts, delaying the start of sexual relations and talking with adolescents about a healthy life, sexuality and prevention of STIs/HIV and AIDS.
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