Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Untreated infection can lead to long term health problems, including brain disease. Syphilis increases both transmission and acquisition of HIV. Tests and treatment are available.
For more information, visit the California Syphilis Elimination Effort web page.
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