When the syphilis vaccine can’t cure syphilis spread

Syphilis spreads through syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and can lead to an increased risk of death, disability, and disability-related costs, as well as higher medical costs for the healthcare system.

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that the cost of treating syphilis-related health problems could exceed $600 billion.

While the CDC estimates that it costs about $100 per person per year to treat syphilis (in 2018, the figure was about $20 per person), the costs are still staggering, especially when compared to the costs of treating other STDs, such as hepatitis B, HIV, and tuberculosis.