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Dealing With Syphilis

A diagnosis of syphilis my feel devastating but living with it isn’t that difficult — it’s also totally curable over time. However, the stigma associated with a sexually transmitted disease can affect self-esteem and make individuals feel embarrassed. A majority of patients do not get proper treatment because of the stigma attached to this sexually transmitted disease.

Living With Syphilis

What is Syphilis?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection and has a lot of stigmas associated with it. It is important to treat syphilis, as untreated, it can lead to damage to the brain, nerves, and body tissue. The biggest worry with syphilis is that it does not immediately manifest any symptoms. So, if you have been in any compromising situations, you should get tested in case.

Communicate With Your Partner

Communication is a very important part of living with an STD. Be sure to talk about these things with your partner or your potential partner(s). Hiding this information causes much more long-term damage; untreated syphilis can have dangerous side effects. Even if you are taking medication to get rid of it, do not have unsafe sex with a partner before your doctor gives you the okay.

Prevent Spreading the Disease

If you are infected and do not tell your partner, you could pass it on to your potential unborn children, besides your partner themselves. This infection can linger in the body for years. Untreated syphilis can also weaken your body and lead to you possibly getting infected with HIV.

Syphilis does not spread by the use of common facilities like swimming pools or utensils. It does spread with oral, anal, or vaginal sex. It is important to be aware of how the infection spreads and be able to curtail that.

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