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Syphilis

What is syphilis?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if it is not treated. Syphilis is divided into stages (primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary), and there are different signs and symptoms associated with each stage.

Signs and Symptoms

1st stage (primary syphilis)

2nd stage (secondary syphilis)

Latent stage

Transmission

Syphilis is spread by:

Complications

If left untreated, syphilis can:

During pregnancy, syphilis may cause:

Prevention

Testing and Treatment

NOTE: A person can be re-infected after treatment.

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