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Med’s Heidi Gullet is concerned about the increase of Syphilis infections in NE Ohio

Syphilis infections are rising in Northeast Ohio. That poses risks for unborn babies
ideastreamHeidi Gullett, the Charles Kent Smith, MD and Patricia Hughes Moore, MD Professor in Medical Student Education in Family Medicine, said she’s seen an uptick in the number of patients testing positive for syphilis. “I feel as a clinician that I should be offering (testing) to everyone who is sexually active, including adolescents, including older individuals,” she said. “I shouldn’t make the determination about someone’s sexual practices. I should ask, and I should offer it.”