Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Syphilis

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Symptoms
First Stage:

  • Symptoms appear 1-12 weeks after sex
  • A painless sore or sores on mouth or sex organs that last 1-5 weeks

Second Stage:

  • 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

Treatment
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.

More information
http://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/default.htm

Where to Get Free Condoms

Chatham Social Health Council Office
401B N. Ivey Ave, Siler City (919) 742-3762

Chatham County Public Health Department
80 East St. Pittsboro, NC (919) 542-8214
1000 S. Tenth Ave. Siler City (919) 742-7496

The Council thanks the many businesses who allow us to stock educational and safety materials in their establishments

Mobile Sound Station
117 N. Second Ave Siler City

Services for Alcohol & Substance Abuse (SASA)
514 E. Third Street Suite A Siler City

Phil's Barber Shop
702 E. 11th St Siler City

Cuts N' Curls
704 E. 11th St. Siler City

Cosmotique Beauty Salon
913 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Siler City

Klassy Kutz
23 Rectory St. Pittsboro

Jackie's Beauty Shop
111 Alston Bridge Rd. Siler City

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