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Syphilis on the Rise in Costa Rica

A common sexually transmitted infection that was substantially reduced in Costa Rica decades ago is showing signs of spreading, and societal trends related to the Millennial Generation seem to be at play. According to a news report filed by health journalist Angie Guerrero of online news daily Costa Rica Hoy, statistics compiled by the Ministry of Public Health indicate that there was an increase of 917 cases of syphilis between 2013 and 2014. Multiple sexual partners and a more liberal approach to sex, coupled with a tendency towards not using condoms, is a major cause of the resurgence of syphilis…

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