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Left untreated, syphilis, which is typically transmitted during unprotected sex, can lead to rashes, paralysis and dementia. In some cases it proves fatal. The disease is known for having affected both famous and infamous figures of world history, tormenting the likes of Howard Hughes, Adolf Hitler, and Napoleon Bonaparte.
The site also provides a popular venue for casual hookups, and the current STD flare-up has some users on alert, posting warnings to fellow craigslisters. Although photos are sparse limited mostly to male membersintentions on the site are definitely clear, if not always well-written.
A simple blood test can check for the presence of syphilis in the body. Medical professionals will gladly tell you though that the more casual encounters you have, the greater your overall risk for catching something other than a thrill.
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