You should get tested regularly if you are pregnant, are a man who has sex with men, have HIV infection, and/or have partner(s) who have tested positive for syphilis.
75% of reported primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases are among men who have sex with men (MSM).
2015 STD Treatment Guidelines - Syphilis - Includes diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and special considerations for syphilis infections. (June 4, 2015)
Guidance on Syphilis Testing in Latin America and the Caribbean - A guide by the Pan American Health Organization on improving uptake and quality of syphilis testing in different clinical settings (April 17. 2015)
Clinical Advisory: Ocular Syphilis in the United States (Updated April 16, 2015)
Syphilis Profiles 2013 (February 9, 2015)
STD Surveillance Case Definitions - Includes updated definitions for Congenital Syphilis effective January 1, 2015 (December 3, 2014)
Primary and Secondary Syphilis — United States, 2005–2013 - MMWR May 9, 2014
STD Surveillance Case Definitions - Includes updated definitions for Gonorrhea and Syphilis effective January 1, 2014 (December 10, 2013)
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