STDs are very common. But we can protect ourselves from STDs like syphilis. Learning more aboutsyphilis is definitely an important first step.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It generally starts with a painless ulcer on your genitals. It can, however, be passed from a pregnant mother to her unborn baby. Untreated, syphilisinfection can certainly spread, over many years, to involve other parts of the body, such as the center and brain.
Syphilis is usually easily treated in its initial phases, with a course (or single dose) of your antibiotic medicine. If you are infected with syphilis it is crucial that you are screened for other STIs. Your sexual partners must also be screened and treated (even if they just don’t have any symptoms). Genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics are most experienced at working with STIs such as syphilis.