How Syphilis is spread

Syphilis is one of the most widespread sexually-transmitted diseases today. It is spread and transmitted through the following:

  • - direct contact with a syphilis sore
  • - transfusion of syphilis-infected blood
  • - having multiple sex partners
  • - an infected pregnant female to her unborn child

Complications arising from Syphilis infection

If you have syphilis, your chances of being infected with HIV infection increases. You are also likely to develop encephalitis, an inflammatory disorder of the human brain, and other infections. It will also be easier for viruses to attack the linings of your brain and trigger meningitis.

Other possible complications that syphilis infected person may encounter are:

    • dental deformities
    • gummatous ulcers
    • sensorineural deafness
    • periosteal lesions
    • paresis
    • interstitial keratitis
    • tabes
    • optic atrophy

So, it is of utmost importance that you get a syphilis test at the earliest chance to avoid all these severe symptoms and complications. Treat syphilis using antibiotics so that you can become syphilis-free as soon as possible.

Anyone who contracts the syphilis infection can get syphilis sores. These things are the first symptoms of syphilis, so better watch out for them if you are worried that you may have been infected with syphilis.