- Symptoms appear 1-12 weeks after sex
- A painless sore or sores on mouth or sex organs that last 1-5 weeks
- Symptoms appear 1 week to 6 months after initial sores heal
- Rash anywhere on the body
- Flu-like feelings
How is it spread?
Vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected individual
Syphilis is treatable with antibiotics prescribed by a health care provider.
If left untreated, syphilis can cause heart disease, brain damage, blindness, and death. A mother with syphilis can give it to her baby during pregnancy.