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What are the symptoms syphilis? Is it pretty rare now?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Rates climbing!

Initial symptoms of syphilis? Almost none- one may find a painless sore on the body like the penis- or else it may occur within the vaginal vault.
I don't consider syphilis rare- depending on the demographic group like young men who has sex with men, there is a disturbingly increasing trend of increased infection, especially in metropolitan centers.Exercise safe-sex precautions to minimize risk.

In brief: Rates climbing!

Initial symptoms of syphilis? Almost none- one may find a painless sore on the body like the penis- or else it may occur within the vaginal vault.
I don't consider syphilis rare- depending on the demographic group like young men who has sex with men, there is a disturbingly increasing trend of increased infection, especially in metropolitan centers.Exercise safe-sex precautions to minimize risk.
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. John Leander Po
Though overall statistics paints a relatively low number, in certain populations such as MSM (men who have sex with men) in urban centers, syphilis rates are disturbingly high - in 2010 the CDC estimates it to be 44 times higher than other men and 40 times that of women. It is also important to remember that co-infection with HIV is not uncommon, so get tested for both
Dr. William Lee
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Very few

Very rare, although the incidence is rising with the influx of illegal immigrants.
There are no symptoms until very late in the disease, except for one. Within one week of exposure, you might get a chancre, a sore that will not heal somewhere on the labia, or penis, or groin. If you have a sore, go to your doctor!

In brief: Very few

Very rare, although the incidence is rising with the influx of illegal immigrants.
There are no symptoms until very late in the disease, except for one. Within one week of exposure, you might get a chancre, a sore that will not heal somewhere on the labia, or penis, or groin. If you have a sore, go to your doctor!
Dr. William Lee
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