Syphilis – Clinical Aspects of Secondary Syphilis. Thad Zajdowicz, MD, MPH Medical Director, STD/HIV Program Chicago Dept of Public Health. Why a lecture on syphilis?
Thad Zajdowicz, MD, MPH
Medical Director, STD/HIV Program
Chicago Dept of Public Health
Although syphilis is an eminently treatabledisease, 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 secondary syphilis.
An example of lesions of
secondary syphilis on the
foot, including the sole.
The following sites are useful if more information on 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