Why it's important South Africa doesn't ignore sexually transmitted infections.
As ophthalmologists, we've noticed an uptick in cases of vision problems caused by syphilis. Practising safe sex is important for our eye health too.
NSW has changed its laws imposing criminal penalties on someone with an STI who doesn't take "reasonable precautions" to not infect their sexual partner.
Despite significant medical advances, rates of sexually transmitted infections are on the rise, including some old foes like syphilis.