Those indulging in unprotected or unnatural sexual activities may fall victim to syphilis. Anal or oral sex may also be responsible for this disease that is caused due to close body contact or prolonged kissing.
Syphilis may lead to tumors or small bumps and neurological disorders and HIV infections etc. As such due care is a must to prevent this disease to occur and put ill effects. Use of penicillin and antibiotics is usually recommended for the patients. They may be advised to have a single injection of penicillin. Antibiotic treatment is necessitated for the newborns that suffer from this disease. Those being treated for syphilis should avoid making sexual contacts. HIV infection tests are compulsory. Patients should avoid taking drinks and smoking.