If you are infected with syphilis, you are more likely to contract the HIV infection since HIV can enter into the body with less effort if there is even just one existing sore or chancre. Encephalitis, which is an inflammation on the human brain, may also take place. Viruses may also be able to strike the meninges of the brain and result to meningitis.

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Syphilis patients must be aware of these other syphilis symptoms:

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

Diagnosis of syphilis is done by undergoing a test. The late or tertiary stage of syphilis can appear years after the very first infection as some cardiovascular or central nervous system disease.Patients who reach the late syphilis stage may suffer from mental disorders, blindness, various neurological troubles, heart diseases and, worse, death.

So, get a syphilis test as soon as you can to be able to detect the bacterium as soon as possible and avoid all those complications and serious problems.