Yolanda, Crystal, Fany, Jason & Jada
What is it?
- A bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact that starts as a painless sore
- Syphilis develops in stages, and symptoms vary with each stage.
The first stage involves a painless sore on the genitals, rectum, or mouth. After the initial sore heals, the second stage is characterized by a rash. Then, there are no symptoms until the final stage which may occur years later. This final stage can result in damage to the brain, nerves, eyes, or heart.
- Syphilis causes immediate insanity; one "goes crazy" after contracting the disease.
- Syphilis will go away on it's own.
- Syphilis no longer exist it was a thing from the past.
- If you'r pregnant and have syphilis your child isn't at risk or getting infected.
- Females who go out sleeping with various sex partners are at more risk of getting infected, than males.
- This is actually partially true; in the later stages, syphilis has been linked to insanity that is brought forth from it's treatment; however, up until that point , syphilis is completely curable.
- Syphilis needs to be treated with antibiotics.
- Although the rates of syphilis are low, they are increasing among certain populations and that is a concern for those who are sexually active.
- Syphilis can also be spread from an infected mother to her unborn child.
- 83% of reported male primary and secondary Syphilis cases were sex of sex partners mostly seen on men who have sex with other men.
- Use a condom, this is the best way to protect yourself if you are having sex.
- Limit sex partners; know whether your partner engages in risky sexual behaviors.
- avoid sharing sex toys
- Avoid having sex with multiple partners
- Being in a long-term monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested negative STD test results.