Neurosyphilis and syphilis are two things I've seen up close. And I would rather not have seen, if I could have. The case is that of a friend (who already forgot me), who I met "here in my blog". This is a very complicated case. He thought he had contracted HIV in an extramarital relationship. For the truth he came to me eroded by remorse, and shame, why not say it.
And he believed he was able to "see the skin rash" in people with HIV.
In a way that I clearly saw that it was not possible, and he told me, to my horror, that I could see dozens, then hundreds, of people. And if I let myself go, I would have gone to the newly transformed political dwarf and asked for the closure of the State of São Paulo, given the degree of unhealthiness this friend perceived.
In the end, and what counts, the wife became pregnant, he debunked the fact that he believed he would be infected with HIV, ignoring even, for example, the fact that any person could be vector, transmitter, HIV from immediately after the contagion.
To complicate, although this is not a medical / scientific signal to detect HIV, he somatized these symptoms. And he strongly believed that he had HIV
Well, the child, and I do not know damn prenatal was this, in which the child was born with neurosyphilis!
And, simplifying, there was no means and she came to die before the third month of life!
And that's why I'm reinforcing the information about neurosyphilis.
If you are facing a newborn with neurosyphilis, a baby will not be able to report the symptoms below, all of which are symptoms of neurosyphilis:
- Disorders of vision and blindness,
- Memory and dementia failures,
- Change in gait,
- Urinary incontinence,
- Mental confusion,
And I emphasize: What is syphilis and neurosyphilis?
A syphilis is a bacterial infection (Treponema pallidum) that spreads most commonly through sexual contact. Infection usually causes illness over the years. In the early stages, syphilis causes diseases of the genitals, mucous membranes and the skin. If left untreated, syphilis can lead to serious problems such as heart problems, neurological problems (neurosyphilis), blindness.
Since 1996 (the year of the miracle), syphilis rates have been increasing in the United States (and in the world as well), notably among men who have sex with other men, but who do not consider themselves gay!
MSM are vulnerable to STIs and therefore do not understand the HIV and AIDS prevention campaignsS
Syphilis is transmitted from person to person through direct contact with an injury or wound caused by syphilis, usually during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Pregnant women can pass on to their babies. Syphilis can not spread by toilet seats, door knobs, swimming pools, whirlpools, tubs, shared clothes or eating utensils.
While the health problems caused by syphilis in adults and newborns are serious in themselves, the genital wounds caused by syphilis in adults also make it easier to transmit or acquire HIV infection through sexual contact.
Studies suggest that people with HIV who become infected with syphilis may be more likely to develop lesions and may have a faster progression from syphilis. An person with HIV can also temporarily to see your CD4 cells fall e HIV levels increase during the early stages of syphilis, but then improve after being treated.