Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621551
Title:
Syphilis in Georgia, 2009-2014
Authors:
Moore, Kathryn; Parker, Leonardo; Wells, Joy
Abstract:
Background: In the period of 2002-2014, Georgia has ranked among the top three states in the United States for rates of primary and secondary syphilis cases, creating a continuing need to analyze the data and to plan and implement disease prevention efforts. Methods: The present effort involved analysis of data from Georgia’s electronic disease reporting system, State Electronic Disease Surveillance System (SendSS), including demographic characteristics by year for the period of 2009-2014 and behavioral data obtained from interviews with communicable disease specialists. Results: In Georgia, from 2009-2014, primary and secondary syphilis, the infectious stages of the disease, were seen most commonly among black, non-Hispanic (77%) males (91%) between the ages of 20-29 (45%); 52% were males who have sex with other males. Conclusions: Analysis of the data provides a better understanding of the populations affected by syphilis. It can enhance discussions about disease surveillance, prevention, and strategies to decrease the burden of this disease.
Affiliation:
Georgia Department of Health
Publisher:
Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621551
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 6, Number 1 (2016)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Kathrynen
dc.contributor.authorParker, Leonardoen
dc.contributor.authorWells, Joyen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T22:36:23Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-15T22:36:23Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621551-
dc.description.abstractBackground: In the period of 2002-2014, Georgia has ranked among the top three states in the United States for rates of primary and secondary syphilis cases, creating a continuing need to analyze the data and to plan and implement disease prevention efforts. Methods: The present effort involved analysis of data from Georgia’s electronic disease reporting system, State Electronic Disease Surveillance System (SendSS), including demographic characteristics by year for the period of 2009-2014 and behavioral data obtained from interviews with communicable disease specialists. Results: In Georgia, from 2009-2014, primary and secondary syphilis, the infectious stages of the disease, were seen most commonly among black, non-Hispanic (77%) males (91%) between the ages of 20-29 (45%); 52% were males who have sex with other males. Conclusions: Analysis of the data provides a better understanding of the populations affected by syphilis. It can enhance discussions about disease surveillance, prevention, and strategies to decrease the burden of this disease.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGeorgia Public Health Associationen
dc.subjectcommunicable diseasesen
dc.subjectsyphilisen
dc.subjectgeorgiaen
dc.subjectMSMen
dc.titleSyphilis in Georgia, 2009-2014en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentGeorgia Department of Healthen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
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