Syphilis

An Overview of Syphilis
Syphilis is a progressive, sexually transmitted disease (STD) disease that occurs in stages. Symptoms vary depending on the stage of the disease.

Primary syphilis is the first stage. Syphilis symptoms at this stage include painless sores at the site of infection, forming approximately 2-3 weeks after infection. The sores disappear in 4-6 weeks - even without treatment - as the bacteria becomes dormant.

Secondary syphilis occurs approximately 2-8 weeks after the initial sores form. On average, 33% of those who do not treat syphilis in the primary stage, develop second stage symptoms. Similar to syphilis in the primary stage, symptoms will often disappear without treatment when the bacteria becomes dormant.

Tertiary syphilis is the third and most serious stage of syphilis. The infection can spread and cause irreversible damage to the brain, nervous system, heart, skin, and bones.

Testing for syphilis involves a simple blood sample which detects the presence of syphilis. STDtesting.com, a division of the Institute of Sexual Health, uses the most accurate syphilis test available which is 99.9 percent accurate.

Syphilis is commonly treated with penicillin. The dose and administration method are dependent on the stage of syphilis.

Symptoms of STDs: Vaginal Sore

Signs and Symptoms of STDs: Vaginal Sore When a vaginal sore is present, it could be a sign of an STD. Sexually transmitted diseases, such as genital herpes or syphilis, can cause an abnormal vaginal sore. Vaginal Sore Appearance Can
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Signs for STDs Often Hidden as Rates Increase in Washington State

Signs for STDs may not always be recognizable, but medical professionals in King County, Washington are quickly becoming more familiar with the symptoms of a disease once thought to be on the verge of eradication across the state: syphilis. Cases
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The Importance of Early Syphilis Detection & Screening

Early syphilis detection & screening is the key to avoiding long-term complications from the disease. Early syphilis detection & screening is recommended for those at an increased risk of contracting infection, including: essay writer service Those who engage in unprotected
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Syphilis Outbreak in San Francisco

Syphilis has increased in the last year reaching epidemic levels in San Francisco.

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