THE JOURNAL SENTINEL – JAMES E. CAUSEY, MARY SPICUZZA
At least 125 people — including some high school students — have contracted HIV, syphilis or both in one of the largest sexually transmitted infection “clusters” discovered in Milwaukee, health care advocates confirmed to the Journal Sentinel.
Three local babies were also born with syphilis last year, health officials said.
“This is an epidemic people are not talking about enough, and it leads to people taking unnecessary risks,” said Melissa Ugland, a public health consultant who works with a number of local nonprofit organizations that focus on public health.
There has been no announcement to the general public from the Milwaukee Health Department as of Tuesday.