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How are genetal herpes and syphilis different?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Virus vs Bacteria: They are 2 totally different sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes is a virus and syphillis is caused by the spirochete bacteria treponema pallidum.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between contracting genetal herpes and syphilis?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Two very different : One is caused by a virus and the other by a type of bacteria called a spirochaete. Both can last a lifetime, but syphilis can be eradicated under most circumstances, whereas once you have herpes simplex it is there forever. Both are sexually transmitted.

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