Syphilis is a common bacterial infection that is typically spread through sex.
It’s a very serious infection that although easily cured, can cause some very serious complications if left untreated.
The good news is if you get syphilis you can cure it with antibiotics. The quicker you catch it, the easier it is to treat.
The problem is, you don’t always know right away if you have syphilis. It can take up to 90 days to find out. They call this the incubation period. In other words, it can live in your body undetected for 3 to 90 days.
Even worse, sometimes people confuse syphilis symptoms with other things, like pimples or rashes. Syphilis symptoms can even come and go over time, but that doesn’t mean the infection goes away. The ONLY way to get rid of syphilis is to take medicine for it.
Syphilis is easy to cure, usually just a matter of taking antibiotics. But if you don’t take care of it, it causes permanent scarring and can leave you unable to have children in the future, it can also cause blindness, paralysis and having syphilis also increases your chances of getting or spreading HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
So long story short ….
DO NOT WAIT.
IN 3 MONTHS, GET TESTED AGAIN!