Organism: Treponema pallidum, Eubacteria
* Direct contact with a syphilis sore.
* Contact occurs during vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
* Sores can be located on the external genitals, vagina, anus, or rectum.
* Syphilis can be transmitted from pregnant mother to child (causing stillbirths or problems with child.)
* Cannot be transmitted in contact with non body items such as doorknobs, toilet seats, hot tubs, etc.
* Most noticeable
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