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What is Syphilis?

  • Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacteria Treponema Pallidum
  • Also known as “the great imitator” because many of its symptoms are similar to those of other diseases/infections

What are Syphilis Symptoms?

  • Often asymptomatic (showing no signs)
  • If symptoms do occur, they usually appear within 10-90 days after exposure

How is Syphilis Transmitted?

  • Syphilis is spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex
  • Spread from direct contact with a Syphilis sore
    • Sores are usually present on the external genitals, vagina, anus and rectum. They can also be found on the lips or in the mouth
  • Can be spread from mother to baby

How do you Test for Syphilis?

  • Test detects antibodies produced when Treponema Pallidum, the bacteria that causes Syphilis, are present in the blood
  • A simple blood sample is needed to test for Syphilis

What are the Complications of Syphilis?

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications caused by Syphilis
  • Serious health complications can occur if the infection is left untreated

How is Syphilis Treated?

  • Curable with antibiotic treatment

How Common is Syphilis?

  • Approximately 40,000 reported cases of Syphilis
  • This infection is on the rise, especially among men who have intercourse with other men