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SALT LAKE COUNTY -- The Salt Lake Valley Health Department says it is seeing an unexpected uptick in the number of cases of syphilis.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, 33 cases of the sexually transmitted disease have been reported this year, up from just one case in the year 2000.New cases of HIV numbers are also up. There have been 72 reported so far this year.
Health officials say in most cases, a lack of education led those affected to engage in unsafe sexual practices.