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Syphilis information. [Apr. 17th, 2006|02:39 pm]
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Signs and Symptoms
In the first stage, symptoms show up 1 - 12 week after having sex. A painless, reddish-brown sore on the mouth or gentials appears, lasts 1 - 5 weeks, and goes away. When the sore goes away, you still have Syphilis. In the second stage, symptoms show up 6 weeks - 6 months after the sore appears. Look for a rash anywhere on the body and flu-like feelings. The rash and flu-like feelings go away. but you still have syphilis.

Ways To Contract
Syphilis is spread during sexual intercourse, oral sex, or anal sex with an infected partner.

Statistics
www.cdc.gov lists extensive reports on Syphilis statistics.

Treatment
Untreated, Syphilis can cause heart disease, brain damage, blindness, and death. A mother with Syphilis can pass it on to her baby during childbirth. Antibiotic therapy can treat this infection.
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From: rachell32skeith
2010-02-18 01:56 am (UTC)

hello

thanks for sharing this information .. Educating the people and increasing the awareness about the virus and the infection is perhaps the best means of preventing the disease. The use of condoms during sexual contact can greatly reduce the risk of infection. To get accurate testing consult your Local STD Testing Centers, everything here is guaranteed accurate and reliable.
http://simplestdtesting.com/resources/2009/07/why-is-syphilis-so-dangerous/
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