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Populations 2005 increase first time in over 10 years Syphilis is rising among MSM 8.5% Increase in females and AA Rising more in West and Northeast Among HIV positive people 25% of HIV have syphilis W-20-24 M-35-39 Non Hispanic Blacks 62% higher risk than non Hispanic Whites.
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Transmission Vaginal, anal, oral intercourse Contact with an open lesion on the body of the infected person to the mucus membranes of the partner. Risk 1 in 3 from infected partner 33% Transmit by direct contact with chancre No evidence of transmitting from toilet seat.
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Symptoms -- 3 stages* Primary – painless round open ulcer Appears 2-4 weeks after contact Disappears 1-3 weeks Women it forms usually on vaginal wall or cervix, occasionally on labia Men usually on the tip of the glans and scrotum Anal and oral around these areas (PIC)
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Secondary Stage*
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Unformatted text preview: Starts in a few weeks to months 3-6 wks Skin rash painless, reddish, bumps that ooze and become darkened Painful joints, sore throat, headaches, and fever. Sounds like what? Skin rash on palms and soles Can soon disappear Infectious to others while in stage 1 and 2 Latent stage This bacteria can lie dormant 1-40 years Spirochetes continue to invade and multiply. Burrow into the circulation, bones, brain, and spinal cord. Blindness Infected person is no longer contagious and may show no signs of the disease. Tertiary Stage Large ulcerations can form on digestive organs, liver, lungs, skin, muscle tissue, or other organs Cardiovascular system Neurological symptoms Generalized deterioration of everything Dementia and ataxia and severe pain Can not be reversed...
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