Syphilis – Clinical Aspects of Late Syphilis. Thad Zajdowicz, MD, MPH Medical Director, STD/HIV Program Chicago Dept of Public Health. Why a lecture on syphilis?. Although syphilis is an eminently treatable
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Thad Zajdowicz, MD, MPH
Medical Director, STD/HIV Program
Chicago Dept of Public Health
Although syphilis is an eminently treatable
disease, its continuing occurrence illustrates that our control efforts still need to be improved. The disease remains elusive clinically even today, and unless thought of and sought for can silently cause disease as it has for
centuries. Further, control of syphilis is vital because of its interactions with HIV. This lecture will focus on clinical manifestations of late syphilis.
The following sites are useful if more
informationon syphilis is sought:
www.cdc.gov Centers for Disease Control
www.who.int World Health Organization
www.ashastd.org American Social
www.vnh.org Virtual Naval Hospital