Symptoms may appear 10 days to 3 months after infection.
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A person is infectious for the first year (stages one and two) after exposure to the bacterium, so it’s important to practice safe sex. If a person is being treated for syphilis, abstain from sexual contact until treatment has finished.
Yes. Early stage syphilis is easily curable; Treatment is more difficult at later stages.
Bacterial. Syphilis is caused by the bacterium ema pallidum.
Antibiotics. A single injection of penicillin at early stage; Later stage treatment may require hospitilzation.
Varies. Recovery from syphilis is not complete until all the sores are healed; Damage from the disease may be permanent.
No. Avoid sexual activity until the disease is fully cured.
Yes. Sexual intercourse with an infected partner can lead to re-infection.