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Health proj on reproductive diseases
What exactly is syphilis?
So it seems from your blood test that you have syphilis. Do you have any questions?
Great question! Syphilis is a bacterial infection caused by a spirochete, or spiral-shaped bacterium.
Well, it's spread through unprotected sex with partners who have the infection.
But how did this happen to me?
What will it do?
Syphilis causes painless sores called chancres. It appears a few weeks after infection, affecting whatever body part has come into contact. But these sores disappear after a few weeks. A rash may appear during the second stage of syphilis.
Of course not! It can easily be treated by penicillin.
Left untreated, syphilis can cause serious problems with the heart and nervous system. In the past, it was often deadly,
What do you mean? Does that mean I could die?
It's usually a sexually transmitted disease that can easily be avoided and treated. Sometimes it can be passed on from mother to child but in your case, you'll be fine as soon as you receive a shot of penicillin. Good luck!