AMLAPURA, TRIBUN-BALI.COM – Syphilis cases in Karangasem Regency, Bali, increased compared to 2022.
From January to April 2023, there were 18 cases of syphilis handled by the Karangasem Regional General Hospital (RSUD).
The details are 6 male patients, while the remaining 12 are female.
The Head of Services at the Karangasem Hospital, Komang Wirya, revealed that syphilis patients being handled by the Karangasem Hospital are still in the latent phase.
This means that the person concerned checks his illness after a long time of contracting a venereal disease.
Meanwhile, there are no patients who have been declared in the acute phase.
“We handled 18 cases at the Karangasem Hospital. Namely 6 men and 8 women. All of them underwent outpatient care at the Polyclinic. On average, those concerned had been infected with syphilis for a long time, and were still at the treatment stage,” said Wirya, on Sunday, June 4 2023 p.m.
In addition, syphilis occurs through sexual intercourse.
The cause is due to a bacterial infection.
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The initial symptoms are usually the patient experiencing sores on the genitals, anus, and lips.
Usually also itchy, accompanied by pain in the joints.
“We urge people to be loyal to one partner,” he added.
In addition to syphilis cases, cases of HIV / AIDS in Karangasem Regency, Bali have also increased.
In 2022, HIV / AIDS sufferers in Bumi Lahar will reach 898 cases.
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