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March 20, 2008

SFAF.org Podcast #29 - Study shows San Francisco MSM syphilis rates declining

Dr. Kyle Bernstein, Chief of Epidemiology, Surveillance and Research for STD Prevention and Control Services at the San Francisco Department of Health, discusses a recent preliminary report showing a decline in the rate of syphilis transmission among men who have sex with men in San Francisco. As syphilis rates continue to climb in many other US cities, find out what San Francisco is doing to achieve these declining rates.

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Dr. Kyle Bernstein, PhD, ScM, received a BA in Community Health from Brown University and both a Masters of Science and PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He has held positions as an epidemiologist with the California Department of Health Services, STD Control Branch, the Baltimore City Department of Health STD Program, and was Director of Special Project for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control. Dr. Bernstein has also held academic appointments at the University of Baltimore and the NYU School of Medicine.

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