What is syphilis?
Treponema pallidum, subspecies pallidum or syphilis is a bacteria that is transmitted through unprotected, vaginal, oral or anal sexual contact. Although it is classified as a sexually transmitted disease, syphilis can also be transmitted from mother to fetus or blood transfusions.
How is this infection transmitted?
The risk factors for this disease are multiple:
– sexual, vaginal, oral or anal contact, unprotected with a condom;
– multiple sexual partners;
– infected blood transfusions;
Who is affected by syphilis?
Anyone can suffer from this disease, regardless of age and gender.
What are the symptoms and stages of syphilis?
The disease has four stages: primary, secondary, latent: early and late and tertiary, and the first symptoms are manifested as painless injuries, often present in the genital area. Find out more details about all stages of syphilis(link).
How do you know if you have syphilis?
With the Simple Syphilis Rapid Test, which you can easily do in the privacy of your home and which gives you a prompt and accurate diagnosis.
How does the test work?
The test identifies the presence of the infection by analyzing a drop of blood that you can harvest on your finger, using the kit in the box. The test specificity is 98.2%.
What is the treatment?
Syphilis is a disease that can cause serious complications if it is not treated in time. Treatment with antibiotics works in most stages, although it is not effective in case of complications. The details and form of treatment should be determined by your doctor.
Although periodic tests can confirm the success of treatment, the disease is not cured easily. In addition, the sexual partners of the infected person should be tested and treated if they also appear to be infected.
Symptoms and stages of syphilis:
The disease has four stages: primary, secondary, latent (early and late) and tertiary, and the first symptoms are manifested as painless injuries, often present in the genital area.