Yaws is a chronic disease which affects the skin and bones and cartilages in the body. It is a bacterial infection which is spread through non-sexual contact, primarily through contract with lesion fluid. The main causes for the spread of this disease is overcrowding, poor hygienic conditions and unfavorable socioeconomic conditions. The disease is categorized into two stages- early stage, which is the infectious period and late stage, which is not infectious. Two primary tests that are done to diagnose this condition are treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TPPA) and rapid plasma reagin (RPR). No vaccines are available for the prevention of Yaws yet and the only form of prevention is maintaining personal hygiene.