An infection of the corkscrew-shaped microorganism named spirochete
If left untreated, the disease will go into hiding for a while, possibly a few years. It then shows up as damage to the brain, nervous system, and circulatory system resulting in heart and vascular disease, insanity, paralysis and even death. Pregnant mothers can transfer the disease to their developing fetus causing deformities and death.
Syphilis can be transferred by sexual contact or by contact between an infected sex organ and an open cut in the skin. Also, mothers can transfer syphilis to their newborn resulting in bone deformities, blindness, facial disfigurement, or still births.
If you notice any of the following symptoms, you must get medical treatment immediately:
Stage 1: 10 days to 6 weeks after exposure
Stage 2: 1 week to 6 months after exposure
Stage 3: a number of years after exposure
The blood test, VDRL(or RPR) can be requested every time you visit your doctor for a checkup.
The disease is very curable in its early stages, so once that sore shows up, go to the doctor immediately...