Syphilis Outbreaks in Houston See Large Increase

A large increase in syphilis cases has been reported by the Health Department for the first part of 2012. This has encouraged an increased effort by the city to curb the rising Syphilis rates.

This is not good news considering that Houston has seen declines in Syphilis cases reported in the previous 3 years.

The signs and symptoms of Syphilis can be similar to other STDs and can go easily go unnoticed. Symptoms of Syphilis go involve 3 stages. You can view pictures of syphilis infections here.

Officials in Houston are encouraging people to get tested for Syphilis and other major STDs and HIV. Houston has many Syphilis testing options with many varying factors including price and time to get results.

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