DefinitionRate of newly reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis by date of diagnosis per 100,000 population
NumeratorNumber of newly reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis by date of diagnosis
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Why Is This Important?Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can have very serious complications when left untreated, but it is simple to cure with the right treatment.
Healthy People Objective: Reduce sustained domestic transmission of primary and secondary syphilisU.S. Target: 6.7 new cases per 100,000 male population and
1.3 new cases per 100,000 female population
State Target: 2.5 new cases per 100,000 population (male and female combined)
Other Objectives'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective STD-4''': Reduce the sustained domestic transmission of primary and secondary syphilis per 100,000 population to 2.5 for the total population, 1.2 among Whites, 7.0 among Blacks, 5.0 among Hispanics, and 0.4 among Asians.
How Are We Doing?The syphilis transmission rate is increasing and the Healthy New Jersey 2020 targets were not met.
What Is Being Done?The [http://www.state.nj.us/health/hivstdtb/stds/ NJDOH Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program] strives to prevent and reduce the effects of STDs in New Jersey through prevention, education, screening, treatment, and surveillance. In cooperation with federal, state, and local partners, the STD Program provides:
* Free, confidential testing and treatment for STDs
* Data and surveillance services
* Syphilis Elimination Effort (SEE) services and program support
* Infertility Prevention project (IPP) services and program support
* Education and Training services and materials
* Research and management of health care grants
Health Program InformationNJDOH Sexually Transmitted Disease Program: [http://www.state.nj.us/health/hivstdtb/stds/]