1. What is syphilis?
Syphilis is a widespread sexually transmitted disease that can lead to various long-term medical complications if not detected and treated at the earliest chance.
2. How can people get syphilis?
Syphilis is spread through direct contact with a chancre, a small, painless, sore that is the initial syphilis symptom. So, those that engage in unprotected sex with syphilis-infected individuals are very likely to contract the infection. Even babies can contract syphilis if they are born to syphilis-infected mothers.
3. How can I prevent syphilis?
First of all, you should stick to a mutually monogamous relationship. The more sexual partners you have, the greater the risks of contracting syphilis.
You should also always use protection when having sex, especially with people whose sexual history you are not familiar with. Condoms can act as a barrier against a syphilis sore.
4. How do I know if I have syphilis?
The best way to know is by going through a syphilis testing. You can use a rapid syphilis test kit to detect the infection accurately in as fast as 15 minutes.
5. Can syphilis be cured?
Yes, syphilis can be treated with antibiotics. Consult a doctor to know what particular antibiotic treatment is best for you.