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More blacks diagnosed with Syphilis each year than whites, but media shows stock photos of white people


The CDC issued a new report on Syphilis. Many media outlets, such as Huffington Post and Forbes, wrote about the report and included stock photos of white men. Except the CDC report says more blacks are diagnosed than whites each year, even though blacks are only 13% of the population.

In 2013, black males were diagnosed at over 5 times the rate of white males. Black females were diagnosed at over 13 times the rate of white females. Latinos were diagnosed at over double the rate whites were.

A large majority of cases are among males who have engaged in homosexual sex. Over 91% of all new cases in 2013 were among men.

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Syphilis rates by state in 2007.