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Does everyone show symptoms for syphilis?

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Brian Fishman
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In brief: Depends on Staging

When left untreated, syphilis progresses through three distinct stages that include the original genital sore, a rash that covers the body, and neurosyphilis.
Between these stages, the infection becomes dormant and the patient is asymptomatic. This is one of the many reasons you should always use protection during intercourse. Your partner may not even be aware of his or her infection.

In brief: Depends on Staging

When left untreated, syphilis progresses through three distinct stages that include the original genital sore, a rash that covers the body, and neurosyphilis.
Between these stages, the infection becomes dormant and the patient is asymptomatic. This is one of the many reasons you should always use protection during intercourse. Your partner may not even be aware of his or her infection.
Brian Fishman
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In brief: Yes

Eventually everyone who has been infected with syphilis has symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Eventually everyone who has been infected with syphilis has symptoms.
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