by Mariana Laviaguerre
During 2014-2015, #syphilis rates increased in every region, a majority of age groups, and across almost every race/ethnicity. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (#STD) that can have very serious complications when left untreated. Without appropriate treatment, long- term infection can result in several medical problems affecting the heart, brain, and other organs of the body.
Learn more by visiting the STD Awareness Month website: http://www.cdc.gov/std/sam/