If you don’t know me, I’m Dr. Flash and I’m here to answer your questions about sexual health.
People who are pregnant who have syphilis or contract syphilis can have children with profound health outcomes.
Children who are infected with congenital syphilis can have impacts to almost every organ system of their bodies.
Congenital syphilis is a hundred percent preventable. I mean, it’s treated by the oldest antibiotic known to man: penicillin, right? This should absolutely not be a problem.
So again, it’s a space where we need to make sure that people understand how it’s transmitted. Make sure people have access to testing, and people have access to treatment and that we don’t delay.