Syphilis Through the Ages: The Origins, Types of Treatment, and Impact of the Disease

Syphilis, through the ages, was one of the most stigmatized diseases in history. This infection caused countries to blame their neighbors for the outbreak. The United Kingdom blamed the French for the infection; the French believed the Neapolitans were to blame, while the German called it a “Polish disease.” The accusations often shifted from one … Read more Syphilis Through the Ages: The Origins, Types of Treatment, and Impact of the Disease

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum bacteria. This STD is relatively rare among heterosexuals, but occurs much more frequently among gays, and people with backgrounds of countries outside of Europe. It is very important to treat the disease as soon as possible after diagnosis. Treatment is usually with antibiotics. If untreated, syphilis might eventually cause … Read more Syphilis