Syphilis is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection. It begins as a painless sore, usually on the genitals, rectum, or mouth.
The Chinese social network recently shared an image that is believed to be Wu Yifan, who was covered by two policemen with his head covered, his feet wearing electronic cuffs and taken to a dermatology hospital. Many people said that even though the face can’t be seen clearly, the height and physique of the man in the photo are 80-90% similar to the male artist. At the same time, there are many rumors that the male artist has had syphilis for a long time.
This information is still just a rumor online, but talking about syphilis makes everyone feel scared.
1. Syphilis is a disease like?
Syphilis is mainly transmitted sexually, which can be spread through kissing. This disease is caused by chronic bacteria, in which the main culprit is Treponema pallidum.
According to the Mayo Clinic, statistics show that currently about 15 – 30% of people with this terrible sexual disease are not treated, so they have complications and now the patient is in stage 3. If left to this stage, people The disease can damage the eyes, brain, nerves, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones and joints are all seriously affected.
2. How can syphilis be transmitted?
According to health experts, syphilis is transmitted through 3 main ways:
– Infected through the forms that many people often use for beauty such as piercing, tattooing, teething.
Having unprotected sex – not wearing a condom will also get syphilis if your partner has it.
Syphilis can be transmitted from mother to child.
3. Is there a treatment for syphilis?
Doctors say that syphilis can be treated if detected at an early stage. If left to develop to a late stage can cause extremely scary consequences for human health. Today, with the development of medicine and the introduction of antibiotics, syphilis is no longer so dangerous.
Specifically, if detected early and supported by doctors with proper treatment such as using some suitable antibiotics such as tetracycline, penicillin, the cure rate for syphilis is quite high.
And if the disease develops, especially to the complication stage, even though high-dose antibiotics are still used to treat the disease. But at this time, the drug can only help the disease to limit the development but cannot help the body recover the damage that the disease has caused.
4. How to prevent syphilis
Health experts said that the most effective way to prevent syphilis is for everyone to have a healthy lifestyle, faithful relationship, monogamy, but provided that both you and your partner are not sick.
At the same time, when having sex, it is necessary to use a condom to reduce the transmission of the disease, but this only limits but does not prevent the risk of infection completely.
It is necessary to limit the use/abuse of stimulant drugs such as alcohol or other stimulants, because this will reduce your judgment, thereby leading to unrealistic sexual acts. safe.
In addition, for pregnant women, screening should be carried out. Because this subject may be infected with syphilis without knowing it themselves. In view of the unpredictable harm to the fetus that syphilis can cause, officials recommend that pregnant women be screened for this disease.
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