Rising Syphilis Cases in Florida

Hand holding test tube labeled Syphillis with a red check markSyphilis cases are on the rise in Florida. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States has risen significantly. As of 2022, there were 203,500 reported cases of syphilis nationwide. These numbers underscore a pressing public health concern, particularly in Florida, where syphilis cases have been on the rise.

In recent years, Florida has seen an uptick in syphilis cases, reflecting a broader trend across the country. The state’s health authorities have been grappling with this increase, attributing it to various factors, including changes in sexual behavior, inadequate access to healthcare, and gaps in public health education.

Syphilis, a bacterial infection usually transmitted through sexual contact, can have severe health consequences if left untreated. Its resurgence demands urgent attention and action. Recognizing this, Care Resource offers confidential STI screenings and free HIV tests. The health center’s services extend beyond diagnosis, providing onsite linkage to treatment and care, ensuring that individuals receive the support they need promptly.

Care Resource plays a pivotal role in improving health outcomes by offering affordable and accessible testing, treatment, and prevention services. Our commitment to providing quality healthcare ensures that individuals receive the support they need, contributing significantly to the well-being and vitality of our diverse communities.Scott Heichman, Nurse Practitioner

By promoting regular testing and ensuring access to treatment, Care Resource plays a vital role in safeguarding community health. Seeking testing and treatment not only protects personal well-being but also contributes to the collective effort to curb the spread of STIs in our communities. With accessible resources and proactive healthcare measures, the health center is working towards reducing and eliminating the spread.

About Care Resource: Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. The health center provides comprehensive health and support services to address the total healthcare needs of South Florida’s pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations. For more information, please visit

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