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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.

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syphilis

Syphilis

By: Adriel, Kyle, Benjamin

definition of syphilis
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
How is it Contracted?
  • Syphilis can be contracted through sexual contact, open cuts or giving at birth by a mom.
signs and symptoms
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
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
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
Statistics
  • North America: 3 million infected
  • Total world population with Syphilis: 116.5 million infected
more information
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
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