Caused by a type of bacteria, syphilis is an STI that’s on the rise in Queensland. It’s easily curable but can leave permanent damage if it’s not treated.
Symptoms can include, sores or ulcers around the mouth, anus penis or vagina that are often painless, don’t bleed and can feel like a hard button on the skin are signs of syphilis. They can disappear after a few weeks, but the syphilis infection is still on your body.
For more information visit: https://stoptherise.initiatives.qld.gov.au/stis#trigger-syphilis