There are different types of sexually-transmitted disease prevalent these days, and one of them is syphilis.

Caused by bacteria, syphilis is one of today's most common STDs. It can strike anyone --- males, females, children, teens, and adults. It is very easily spread --- through unprotected anal, oral, or vaginal sex. So, better be careful when engaging in any sexual activity.

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The moment you get infected with syphilis, you enter the primary stage. Here are the common symptoms of the primary stage of syphilis:

- a small, hard, painless sore that appears on the part of the body where the syphilis bacteria entered. It may be found on the anus, lips, penis, or vagina. It is called a chancre.

- swollen lymph nodes

The next stage of syphilis is known as secondary syphilis, and it has different symptoms as well. It occurs once the chancre is gone.

- sore throat

- swollen lymph nodes

- rashes on the palms and soles

- exhaustion

- headaches

Test for syphilis as soon as these symptoms pop up. Use a rapid syphilis test kit to get fast and accurate test results.