Syphilis is one of the most well known and
oldest sexually transmitted diseases or sexually
transmitted infections. History alludes to
many well known famous figures suspected of
having syphilis. Until penicillin was discovered,
there was not an effective cure; therefore,
many carried the disease through all three
stages, eventually becoming insane. Syphilis
is best known for causing insanity, but what
many don't realize is that this STD/STI can
damage the heart, aorta, brain, eyes and bones.
Stage 1 (10 to 90 days - 21 days on average)
Stage 2 (1 to 6 months - usually 6-8 weeks)
Stage 3 (10 - 20 years after infection is acquired)
Syphilis (Treponema pallidum) is transmitted through oral, vaginal, or anal sex and can be passed to a newborn baby through an infected mother during vaginal childbirth. Unlike many STDs and STIs, syphilis does have signs and symptoms. The problem is that the signs and symptoms of syphilis mimic many other ailments and is often overlooked and undiagnosed. Treatment is easy and usually leads to a complete recovery especially in the early stages. Early detection is best.
If you believe you’ve been exposed to chlamydia or gonorrhea, you may be at risk for other sexually transmitted diseases. There are other tests offered that may give you a more defined overview of your health. Following are tests that will allow you to determine if you’ve been exposed to other sexually transmitted diseases.Learn More Learn More Learn More Learn More Learn More Learn More Learn More Learn More