Causal contact and syphilis

Patient

Q: I was recently diagnosed with secondary syphilis. The day before my diagnoses I held one of my girlfriends clothed 1 yr old. I did have a few small red smooth spots on my hands, nothing open. What are the chances that I could pass syphilis to her or to anyone through causal contact. What about a kiss on the cheek.

Symptoms:  Spots on hands and feet..and other typical symptoms
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