- direct contact with a syphilis sore
- transfusion of syphilis-infected blood
- having multiple sex partners
- an infected pregnant female to her unborn child
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 a syphilis infected person may encounter are:
- dental deformities
- gummatous ulcers
- sensorineural deafness
- periosteal lesions
- interstitial keratitis
- 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.