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Syphilis: Just The Facts

Syphilis is a bacterial infection past on through sexual intercourse and/or sexual contact
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1. What are the symptoms?
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A painless sore on your genitals or around the mouth, which is highly infectious, and will normally last two to six weeks before disappearing.

The second stages of symptoms appear as a skin rash and sore throat. These then disappear within a few weeks, after which you may not experience any more symptoms for some time. If Syphilis is left untreated, it can result in serious conditions such as blindness, stroke or death.

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2. How is it tested?
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Syphilis is detected through a blood test, or if sores are present, a swab will be used to take a small sample of fluid from the sore.

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3. What is the treatment?
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If diagnosed early, it can be easily treated with antibiotics.

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4. Share the treatment
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If you have Syphilis, your partner should also be treated.

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