Syphilis Elimination Project

Resources for Clinicians
Resources for the Community

Updated Syphilis Clinical Training Now Available 
Syphilis Self Study Module - Web-based training course designed to guide clinicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of syphilis. Continuing education credits available. 
Ready to Use Syphilis Curriculum for Clinical Educators - Comprehensive curricular materials that can be downloaded by clinical educators for classroom use. Each module contains a slide presentation, an instructor's guide, a case study, and test questions.
Dear Colleague: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) requests that you take a sexual history screen for syphilis, provide prevention counseling, and solicit partners when appropriate for all your male patients in light of an alarming 87 percent increase in early syphilis cases. Dated 02/2010. (PDF: 32KB/1 page)
Syphilis and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) - 2009 Data (PDF: 114KB/20 pages)
Efforts must continue to stop early syphilis increases among MSM
Health Notice: 40% Increase in Early Syphilis Cases in Minnesota in 2008 (PDF: 35KB/1 page) February 2009
Dear Colleague Letter: February 2009 (PDF: 33KB/1 page)
Compulsive Sexual Behavior (CSB) and MSM: Is It An Issue? slide presentation from 12/11/2008 symposium (PPT: 274KB/59 slides)
2007 Syphilis Data News Release (PDF: 27KB/1 page)
Dear Colleague Letter to Clinicians (2008) (PDF: 71KB/1 page)
2007 Syphilis Elimination Update Slides (PDF: 482KB/25 pages)

A Health Care Needs Assessment For Men Who Have Sex With Men (PDF: 892KB/42 pages) is now available from the Healthcare and Men who Have Sex With Men: Challenges and Opportunities project

Healthcare and Men who Have Sex With Men: Challenges and Opportunities
MDH is working to improve healthcare for gay and bisexual men. Click here for more information.

Syphilis Elimination Tool Kit now Available
Syphilis Elimination Tool Kits are now available to clinics to order. It contains the MDH Syphilis Testing and Treatment Protocol, Aid to Diagnosis information page, sample patient materials such as a Syphilis Brochure, and other useful materials. Visit the tool kit page for more information.

InSpot Minnesota now available from Hennepin County
A new on-line tool to help notify partners for those diagnosed with an STD or HIV is now available. Developed at the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic, it allows the user to send email “cards” informing them of their need to be tested.

MDH Syphilis Testing and Treatment Protocol
We now have a sample protocol clinicians may refer to aid in diagnosing and caring for patients with syphilis.

Syphilis Brochure Available (Syphilis: What you should know, what you can do: PDF: 1MB/2 pages)
The Syphilis Elimination Project has created a new informational brochure for men who have sex with men. It’s available here as a download. If you are a health care provider and would like a quantity of them for your informational display, you can order them here, or by phone at 651-201-5414.

For more information on syphilis, call 651-201-5414

Content Notice: This site contains HIV or STD prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV and other STDs are spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this web site.

Updated Monday, 19-May-2014 09:35:04 CDT