Syphilis

Bacterial Infection.... By: Elena Escobar 4th block 12/3/14

Definition and the cause

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that can be caught during sexual intercourse. Syphilis is caused by the bacteria called Treponema Pallidum.

Population Affected

Common in all races and in both genders. It happens in women around the age of 15 to 30 whom are sexually active and it happens in males around the age 15 to 54.

Stages of Syphilis

Prognosis: When syphilis is treated it can be cured no matter which stage you are on. That person needs to see his or her doctor a few months later to make sure that the infection is gone

Treatment

Antibiotics that are given to you from a physician will help cure this disease. It will not repair the damage that has already been done but it will stop it from spreading. You are not allowed to have sex until the disease is completely healed.

Citations!

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- Lakshman, Rakesh Kumar. "Treatment for Syphilis." LadyZona.com. LadyZona, 8 Jan. 2011. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.

- "Hivguidelines.org." Hivguidelinesorg Syphilis Comments. New York State Department of Health AIDS Institution, Oct. 2011. Web. 04 Dec. 2014.