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September 10, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Syphilis and gonorrhea have increased sharply among gay men in the Seattle area, suggesting that many are engaging in risky sex, the federal government said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said cases of syphilis among gay men in King County, which includes Seattle, increased from zero in 1996 to 46 during the first half of 1999. Gonorrhea went from 180 cases per 100,000 gay men in 1997 to 420 in 1999.
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September 10, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Syphilis and gonorrhea have increased sharply among gay men in the Seattle area, suggesting that many are engaging in risky sex, the federal government said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said cases of syphilis among gay men in King County, which includes Seattle, increased from zero in 1996 to 46 during the first half of 1999. Gonorrhea went from 180 cases per 100,000 gay men in 1997 to 420 in 1999.
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