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Low Primary and Secondary Syphilis Rate: The incidence of primary and secondary syphilis in Hawai'i has been below the U.S. rate since 1981, and has been near or below the "Healthy People 2020" objective since 1994. Between 1980 and 2012, the rate for Hawai'i dropped 87 percent. In April 2001, however, the Hawai'i Department of Health issued a medical alert due to an increase in the number of syphilis cases. Characteristics of those cases match characteristics of recent syphilis outbreaks along the U.S. West Coast suggesting the possibility of syphilis reemerging in Hawai'i.1 This is reflected in an increase of syphilis rates from 2000 to 2010.

In 2005, Hawai'i ranked 38 among all states for the reported rate of syphilis.2

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance.