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03/26/24 Public Health Education Topic: Syphilis

Per the CDC:

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can cause serious health problems without treatment. Infection develops in stages (primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary). Each stage can have different signs and symptoms.

You can get syphilis by direct contact with a syphilis sore during vaginal, anal, or oral sex.

You cannot get syphilis through casual contact with objects, such as:

  • toilet seats

  • doorknobs

  • swimming pools

  • hot tubs

  • bathtubs

  • sharing clothing, or eating utensils

To learn more about syphilis visit: STD Facts - Syphilis (



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