Syphilis Frequently Asked questions

Syphilis (SIF-uh-luhss) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria (germ). It progresses in stages. Syphilis is easy to cure in its early stages. But without treatment,

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Syphilis Frequently Asked questions
Q: What is syphilis?
Q: How is syphilis spread?
Q: What are the symptoms of syphilis?
Primary Stage
Secondary Stage

  • Sores on the throat, mouth, or cervix
  • Fever
  • Swollen glands
  • Sore throat
  • Patchy hair loss
  • Headaches and muscle aches
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness

Latent Stage
Late Stage
Q: How do I found out if I have syphilis?
Q: How is syphilis treated?
Q: What happens if syphilis isn’t treated?
Q: Can syphilis cause problems during pregnancy?
Q: How can I keep from getting syphilis?
Q: Who should get tested for syphilis?
Q: I just found out I have syphilis. What should I do?

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