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Syphilis can have very serious consequences when left untreated.

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Fact Sheet

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.

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MSM Fact Sheet

75% of reported primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases are among men who have sex with men (MSM).

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Treatment

Syphilis is easy to cure in its early stages. Pregnant women should be tested regularly for syphilis because infection with syphilis can cause serious problems in a baby.


Highlights

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)

Incidence, Prevalence, and Cost of Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States (February 13, 2013)

 

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