Health officials are concerned with the drastic increase in babies being born with syphilis. Every congenital syphilis case is considered a “never event” – a tragic outcome that should never happen – because it’s nearly always preventable if it is caught and treated in time. A single course of penicillin, given at least a month before the end of a pregnancy, nearly always prevents infected mothers from passing the bacteria to their babies. Healthychecks is making STD/STI testing more accessible and more affordable for everyone. To learn more about this public health issue click the link to read the full article.