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New Surge of Syphilis among Patients Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Martinique in 2015

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  • 1 Service de Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort de France, France
  • | 2 Service de Médecine Gériatrique, Hôpital de Champmaillot, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Dijon, Dijon, France
  • | 3 Service de Parasitologie, Mycologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort de France, France
  • | 4 INSERM CIC1425, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort de France, France
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A syphilis outbreak began in Martinique, French Antilles, in 2004, initially among men who had sex with men (MSM) and who were living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The outbreak subsequently affected all groups at risk, leading to a first epidemic peak in 2008. After an initial decrease, the outbreak started growing again in 2014 among patients living with HIV with unprecedented incidence among MSM. Herein, we describe the change in medical and social parameters of the outbreak since 2005.

Author Notes

Address correspondence to Alain Putot, Service de Médecine Gériatrique, Hôpital de Champmaillot, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Dijon, 2 rue Jules Violle, Dijon 21079, France. E-mail: alain.putot@chu-dijon.fr

Financial support: This work was funded by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, France.

Authors' addresses: Alain Putot, Service de Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort de France, France, and Service de Médecine Gériatrique, Hôpital de Champmaillot, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Dijon, Dijon, France, E-mail: alain.putot@chu-dijon.fr. Benoît Rozé, Sandrine Pierre-François, Mathilde Pircher, Rosalie Vilain, Patrick Hochedez, Karine Guitteaud, Ingrid Laudarin, and Sylvie Abel, Service de Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort de France, France, E-mails: benoit.roze@chu-fortdefrance.fr, sandrine.pierre-francois@chu-fortdefrance.fr, mathilde.pircher@chu-fortdefrance.fr, rosalie.vilain@chu-fortdefrance.fr, patrick.hochedez@chu-fortdefrance.fr, karine.guitteaud@chu-fortdefrance.fr, ingrid.laudarin@chu-fortdefance.fr, and sylvie.abel@chu-fortdefrance.fr. Charline Miossec and Nicole Desbois, Service de Parasitologie, Mycologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort de France, France, E-mails: charline.miossec@chu-fortdefrance.fr and nicole.desbois@chu-fortdefrance.fr. André Cabié, INSERM CIC1425, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort de France, France, and Service de Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort de France, France, E-mail: andre.cabie@chu-fortdefrance.fr.

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