Due to the spiral-shaped bacterium/spirochete known as Treponema pallidum, syphilis one of today’s very notorious and feared STD. It has the ability to survive in various parts of the body. It starts from the primary stage, then the secondary stage, followed by the latent stage, and then lastly the tertiary stage.
Stages of syphilis
Each of stages of syphilis may endure for several years. Critical health conditions are pervasive and can result in varying degrees of complications. It has a variety of symptoms and can copy many other diseases and immune-related things in advanced stages.
How Syphilis is transmitted
So how is syphilis transmitted? Syphilis is passed on from one man or woman to another through direct contact with a syphilis sore. Sores show principally on the external genitals, anus, or in the rectum. Moreover, it can also be transmitted from mommy to child while being pregnant leading to a disorder referred to as congenital syphilis. Any active person can be afflicted with syphilis, however, there is a greater occurrence among the younger generation, usually those that are in their teens and early thirties.
Syphilis is passed by direct contact with a bacteria-filled sore or rash on a person already damaged by the disease. The bacteria that cause syphilis are passed on usually during sexual activity with a mate who has a sore (chancre).
Syphilis can also be distributed by way of direct contact with the rash in the second stage of the illness. The bacteria that start syphilis can distribute from an infected mommy to her fetus or maybe more seldom, from a tainted blood transfusion. Because of the fact that syphilis can be passed on from mom to fetus in utero, expectant females are tested for syphilis infection in the course of the routine prenatal exam.
In certain cases, the ulcer may develop outside of the vagina or on the male's scrotum, so condoms might not exactly get around the transmission of the disease by contact. And if the ulcer is in the mouth, kissing the affected man or woman can distribute the ailment as well.
You should also know that the ulcer can go away without any treatment after three to six weeks, but the illness can recur several months later as secondary syphilis in case that the primary stage is not attended to. The disappearance of the ulcer/sore does not mean you are cured of syphilis. Visit a doctor as soon as you can so that you can get the appropriate treatment for the syphilis infection.