Dundee Sexual Health and Blood Born Viruses Unit at NHS Tayside are advising that young people in Dundee get checked out for STI’s if they have put themselves at risk by having unprotected sex.
The health board has launched an investigation into potential sources of the outbreak, as well as increasing clinic hours for testing.
And young people have been urged to get themselves tested in a bid to stop the spread of the disease.
Dr Graham Leslie, a consultant at NHS Taysideâ€™s Sexual and Reproductive Health Centre, said: â€śWe have seen an increase in cases of syphilis, and a large proportion of the increase has been in a young heterosexual population, which is unusual.
If left untreated, syphilis can cause permanent damage to the brain, the nervous system and also the heart.
Symptoms, which include ulcers, disappear but the infection stays. The longer someone goes untreated the worse the syphilis can become.
A simple blood test is all that is needed to diagnose it, while treatment is usually a course of antibiotics.
Testing can be done at Ninewells Sexual Health Clinic, drop-in from 9am Mon – Fri. and at your GP.
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Danny Jones,Â lead vocalists &Â guitarists of McFly will be at The Union for ReFreshers 2014.Â Each member of McFly is now major star in their own right. Alongside production work for McFly & writing songs for bands like One Direction, front man Danny Jones is also a successful DJ, playing up & down the UK at major clubs, and on January 11 he will be in The Union!
Full details of his DJ set coming soon.
If the Coca-Cola truck parking up at the Overgate hasnâ€™t got you excited about Christmas then there is only one thing for it!!!
The Dundee Christian Unions warmly invite you to step out of the cold, and into St Peterâ€™s Church (DD1 4JJ) Â Tonight at 7:30pm for our annual Christmas Carol Service.
(It is just off the Perth Road, opposite Thomson Street and what used to be Ice Cream Parlour!)
A trio of flutes will be joining us from the Dundee University Music Society, and will accompany a modern band in leading us as we sing traditional Christmas Carols. Graham Daniels will also be with us as we consider the meaning of Christmas!
So join us for an evening stuffed full of mince pies and hot drinks before we all head home for Christmas!!!