HHS is Taking Action: Missed Opportunities for Preventing Congenital Syphilis

In response to the surging number of syphilis and congenital syphilis cases nationwide, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking action to slow the spread with a focus on those most significantly impacted. Read the press release. As part of this effort, HHS is collaborating with CDC and the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention on a webinar for clinicians and other healthcare providers. Congenital syphilis occurs when pregnant people with syphilis pass the infection to their babies. Early screening, diagnosis, and treatment can prevent potential lifelong consequences. Speakers will explore missed opportunities for prevention. Registration page for the Wednesday, Feb. 28, 12:00 – 1:00 pm webinar.