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How do you get syphilis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Exposure to germ

Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person.
That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu like illness as their only symptoms. Risk of transmission is estimated at 30% per contact during the contageous phaze. Infected women pass it to their babies during pregnancy in the first years they have untreated disease.

In brief: Exposure to germ

Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person.
That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu like illness as their only symptoms. Risk of transmission is estimated at 30% per contact during the contageous phaze. Infected women pass it to their babies during pregnancy in the first years they have untreated disease.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: See below

Syphilis is a std transmitted from person to person by direct contact with syphilis sores.
Sores occur mainly on the external genitals, vagina, anus, or in the rectum. Sores also can occur on the lips and in the mouth. Syphilis can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sexual contact.

In brief: See below

Syphilis is a std transmitted from person to person by direct contact with syphilis sores.
Sores occur mainly on the external genitals, vagina, anus, or in the rectum. Sores also can occur on the lips and in the mouth. Syphilis can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sexual contact.
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Dr. Gregory Lewis
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