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What is Syphilis?
Syphilis is a serious bacterial infection passed through contact with an infected individual. Treponema pallidum is the bacteria that cause syphilis.
Syphilis infections are rising
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The U.S is going through decade of increased syphilis infection rates. What is Syphilis? Syphilis is a serious bacterial infection passed through contact with an infected individual. Treponema pallidum is the bacteria that cause syphilis. Often spread through sexual contact it can also be spread from surface to person, i.e. from a toilet seat recently used by an infected individual. A syphilis infection is a serious health risk and can cause harm to unborn children and can be a life threating illness in adults if left untreated, What are the signs/symptoms of Syphilis? Do I have Syphilis? Syphilis develops in 3 stages. The 1st...
Yes, for the older ones it's hard to imagine unprotected sex within a casual relationship following the waves of HIV warnings that we all were exposed to. However, the younger generation has not been part of the HIV panic that swept the globe some 20 years ago now. As a result, they fear unprotected sex less and with that comes increases in the common STDs such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. In addition to that, new generation HIV strategies in America such as PrEP https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/prep/index.html has removed some of the fear of contracting HIV when those at high risk can take a drug...