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How does syphilis spread?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Skin to skin contact: Syphilis is spread via skin to skin contact with an infected painless sore called a chancre. If the infected sore come into contact with another person during any type of sexual activity then the other person is at risk and should be tested.
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Syphilis: By any type of sex.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is syphilis spread in the air?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Syphillis is not spread in the air like a flu or cold. Transmission requires direct contact with the germ.This can be as it passes mom to baby in her blood, thru a tainted blood transfusion(they test it to avoid that) &direct contact with sores during sex or other contact.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

What do I do if I have syphilis?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
You need to see your physician for antibiotic treatment. No home remedies.

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