Congenital Syphilis

Patient Assistance Program for Congenital Syphilis

Congenital Syphilis

Congenital syphilis is a chronic infectious disease caused by a spirochete (treponema pallidum) acquired by the fetus in the uterus before birth. Symptoms of this disease may not become apparent until several weeks or months after birth and, in some cases, may take years to appear. Congenital syphilis is passed on to the child from the mother who acquired the disease prior to or during pregnancy.

Symptoms of early congenital syphilis include fever, skin problems and low birth weight. In late congenital syphilis, the symptoms of the disease do not usually become apparent until two to five years of age. In rare cases, the disease may remain latent for years with symptoms not being diagnosed until well into adulthood.

The cost of medical care is hiking in the United States and this problem will keep escalating. ASP Health tries to address these financial difficulties by linking you with resources that can help you find affordable options for healthcare services that meet your needs.

We offer you access to a team of professionals who are dedicated to building relationships with various assistance programs and can help you find the right one for your needs.


How does Syphilis spread?

Understanding the symptoms and causes of syphilis can help you protect yourself. If you do have syphilis, understanding this infection can help you recognize signs of the condition and prevent transmission.

You can get syphilis by direct contact with a syphilis sore during vaginal, anal, or oral sex.

Syphilis can spread from a mother with syphilis to her unborn baby.

You cannot get syphilis through casual contact with objects, such as:

  • Toilet seats
  • Doorknobs
  • Swimming pools
  • Hot tubs
  • Bathtubs
  • Sharing clothing, or eating utensils

How will you know if you have Syphilis?

There are four stages of syphilis (primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary). Each stage has different signs and symptoms. Sores and rashes in various body part appear in different stages. The sores in the initial stages are not painful.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Frothy, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, which may be clear, white, gray, yellow, or green
  • Fever
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Sore throat
  • Patchy hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue (feeling very tired).


How does ASP Health assist?

ASP Health is focused on the health and well-being of people. They provide an innovative solution to rising healthcare costs, by providing better access to care, more personalized treatment plans, and more efficient use of resources.

ASP Health will fill out an online application form and will provide affordable prescription drugs to help people live healthier lives.

We are here to help you at 405-283-3244.