MYTH #1:

Syphilis is a disease of the past.

FACT#1:

Between 2013 and 2017, the notification rate of infectious syphilis in Australia increased 135% from 7.8 per 100,000 in 2013 to 18.3 per 100,000 in 2017, with an increase in both men (119%) and women (309%) (Kirby Institute 2018a).