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Risk Factors for Syphilis Cases - Primary and Secondary

Risk Factors

Risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases include: * sexual activity among young adults 25 and younger * multiple sex partners * prior history of STDs * unprotected sex * sexual contact with prostitutes (male or female) * illicit drug use[[br]] [[br]] Those who fall within one or more of these categories should be tested for STDs in regular intervals. Sites of primary syphilis infection may include penis, rectum, anus, vagina, cervix, vulva, or mouth.

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Content updated: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 16:55:58 MST