The 2016 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on screening for syphilis infection in nonpregnant adults and adolescents has been published,1 and the surface of the recommendation has not changed since 2004.2 Clinicians are advised to screen for syphilis infection in persons at increased risk for infection (A recommendation, high certainty that net benefit is substantial).
Hsu KK, Burstein GR. Syphilis Screening Recommendation in Nonpregnant Adults and Adolescents: Still Waters Run Deep. JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(8):733–735. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1314
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