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Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease, is often called "the great imitator" because it has many possible symptoms that are similar to those of many other diseases. It is transmitted through direct contact with a sore (which may occur on the external genitals, vagina, or anus) during vaginal, oral, and anal sex. It can also be transmitted from an infected pregnant woman to her unborn child. In order to prevent syphilis, you should have regular pelvic exams, use condoms, and understand birth control.
(Click Syphilis for more information on how to prevent transmission of syphilis, to find out how this disease is treated, and to learn more about its symptoms. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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