VBCDHD Raises Awareness About Syphilis

Syphilis and Urges Testing to Prevent Health Complications

April is Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Month, and the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department (VBCDHD) is raising awareness about the importance of routine screening, particularly for syphilis. Dr. Larry Wile, MD, emphasizes early detection and treatment, highlighting the risks of untreated syphilis, including severe health complications and congenital syphilis during pregnancy. VBCDHD stresses the increasing cases of syphilis, its preventable nature through timely testing and treatment, and encourages individuals to take proactive steps for their health. For more information and testing info for both VBCDHD locations, contact VBCDHD at (269) 621-3143. Read press release here. #STIAwareness #PreventSyphilis

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