Syphilis By: Adriel, Kyle, Benjamin
Definition of Syphilis • The definition of syphilis is a STD that can cause long term affects if not treated it can cause death.
How is it Contracted? • Syphilis can be contracted through sexual contact, open cuts or giving at birth by a mom.
Signs and symptoms • In men, a sore often appears in the genital area (but not always). These sores are often painless. • in women, sores can develop on the outer genitals. The sores are usually painless and are not easily seen.
Diagnosis and Treatment • Syphilis is simple to cure with appropriate antibiotics from a physician. • Syphilis is easy to cure in its early stages. Penicillin, an antibiotic, injected into the muscle, is the best treatment for syphilis.
Prevention “no sex is safe sex” -Jones Big-ham • To prevent getting syphilis avoid having sex. • Use latex condoms • Make sure the person you are having sex with has no STD’s
Statistics • North America: 3 million infected • Total world population with Syphilis: 116.5 million infected
More information • Washing or douching after sex won't prevent syphilis. • syphilis can be cured with the right antibiotics from your health care provider. Treatment will not undo any damage that the infection has already done. I've been treated
References • http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/syphilis/understanding/Pages/prevention.aspx • http://www.avert.org/std-statistics-worldwide.htm • http://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/stdfact-syphilis.htm