By: Whitney Parrella

syphilis is a bacterial disease

Syphilis can be spread by contact with other sores. Direct contact can happen during vaginal, anul, and oral sex or by kissing.

Three stages

There are different symptoms for each stage.

Primary Stage- Painless sores or open ulcers.May appear on the vagina, mouth, or anus.

Secondary stage- Happens three to six weeks after sores appear, body rashes, sore throat, and hair loss.

Later stage-it is hard to move certain parts of your body, numbness, blindness. In the late stages of syphilis, the disease damages your internal organs and can result in death.

Protect yourself

Syphilis is very contagious in the early stages.The best way to protect yourself from syphilis is to avoid vaginal, oral, or anal sex. If you do decide to have any type of sex, the best way to protect yourself is to use condoms and oral dams.