[Syphilis cases on the rise]
Original Airdate: 3/1/1991
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Seth Rolbein reports on a dramatic increase in syphilis cases in the late 1980s among women and people of color. Rolbein compares statistics on the incidence of syphilis cases among men and women in the white, Latino, and African American communities. Rolbein interviews Dr. Tony Japour (medical fellow in infectious diseases), Barbara Neustadt (registered nurse, Beth Israel Hospital) and Dr. Judith Steinberg (Boston City Hospital) about the latest epidemic of syphilis cases. Rolbein reports that the resurgence of cases can be traced to crack cocaine users, who may engage in sexual activity with multiple partners in crack houses. Rolbein notes that victims of syphilis may be at risk for HIV and AIDS. Rolbein's report is accompanied by clinical photos of syphilis patients and by footage of police officers investigating a crack house.
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Subject : Personal Names
Japour, Dr. Tony
Steinberg, Dr. Judith
Type : Genre
News - Television
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