| | Syphilis Trasmission
I was recently contacted by a sex partner, that he had gone to the clinic and came out positive for syphilis. He claims I was his only sex partner in the past 6 months and we've used condoms for anal sex.
I am personally confused because I have never had any symptoms as described by the CDC and other medical websites. Yes, I know different diseases affect people differently, but I have not seen any chancres. I do inspect my body regularly, including the anal region, so I would hopefully notice if anything looked out of the ordinary.
Basically, my question is, how easily does syphilis transfer from person to person? I read it is transfered by touching a sore, but what if there is no sore? Does the risk of transmitting it to someone else decrease?