Syphilis

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.

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Myths

  • 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.
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Facts

  • 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.

Symptoms

  • Pain ulcers
  • sores
  • vaginal discharge
  • Wart-like growths on genitals
  • Rashes
  • Small bumps

Treatment

  • Antibiotics such as: Doxycycline, Azithromycin
  • Can be treated with penicillin. Sexual partners should also be treated

Prevention

  • 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.
  • Abstain

Accuracy

Without treatment, syphilis can lead to paralysis, blindness, and death. It can be cured with antibiotics

Purpose POV

We think that getting infected with an STD is a very serious and dangerous thing and also it's so easy to get infected. Preventing it is much more easier, don't let the moment get to you'r head. Always think of what comes after, the outcome of our actions and more than that the infections you can get. You don't have to live with Syphilis, PROTECT yourself and your loved ones. cause not only do you suffer but so do they.