By Sid Inta
What is Syphilis?
- Syphilis is a Sexually Transmitted Disease caused by a bacteria known as spirochetes
How is Syphilis transmitted?
- Syphilis is transmitted through sexual activity.
- It can also be transmitted to the baby of a victim who has contacted the disease
Symptoms of Syphilis
- Firm Red sores that don't hurt; known as chancres (shan-kers)
- Swollen Glands
- Affects on brain, spinal cord, and spinal cord
How is Syphilis treated?
- Antibiotics can easily cure early stage syphilis
- It is important to get antibiotic treatment in later stages
Problems Syphilis causes
- Primary Stage: Painless chancres, swollen glands
- Secondary Stage: Rash and flu-like symptoms develop
- Latent Stage: Symptoms disappear but disease still lurks
- Territary Stage: Effects Brain, Spinal cord, and Heart failure
- Death, insanity, and retardation are permanent effects of Syphilis if not treatment
- You can abstain from sex to prevent contraction
- If you have sex, use condoms