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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

83% of reported male primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases where sex of sex partner is known 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

Congenital Syphilis Is on the Rise? Reviewing Prevention Steps (July 19, 2016)

Changing the Story of Syphilis (May 24, 2016)

Bicillin-LA Shortage (updated May 23, 2016)

A Journey through Syphilis: How does Treponema pallidum cause such a complex disease? - STD Prevention Science Series Webinar, June 2, 2016, Recording Available

Medscape Commentary: Keep an Eye Out for Ocular Syphilis (added February 11, 2016)

Clinical Advisory: Ocular Syphilis in the United States (Updated January 7, 2016)

Increase in Incidence of Congenital Syphilis — United States, 2012–2014  MMWR November 13, 2015

Congenital Syphilis Fact Sheet (November 12. 2015)

Notes from the Field: A Cluster of Ocular Syphilis Cases — Seattle, Washington, and San Francisco, California, 2014–2015 MMWR October 16, 2015

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)

 

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