Syphilis can have very serious consequences when left untreated.

Syphilis can have very serious complications when left untreated.

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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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80% 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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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.


Syphilis Pocket Guide for ProvidersCdc-pdf – Updated booklet for providers containing need-to-know details on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of syphilis. (November 30, 2017)

Information about US Syphilis Increase

CDC Awards 9 Project Areas to Combat Congenital SyphilisCdc-pdf (Oct 25, 2017)

The State of STDs in the United States: This *customizable* infographic highlights statistics for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, as well as the populations most affected by these STDs, consequences when left untreated, and ways to prevent them. (September 25, 2018)

Update to Public Health Reporting and National Notification for Syphilis Cdc-pdf (September 4, 2017)

The Rising Tide of Syphilis: Coming to a Patient Near YouExternal – New Medscape commentary from Dr. Gail Bolan, Division of STD Prevention Director, addresses the nationwide syphilis increases and the specific actions clinicians can take to make a difference.

Reducing Rising Syphilis Rates: A Healthcare Provider’s Role – New video walks healthcare providers through the three key actions that they can take to help reverse the rising syphilis rates: Talk, Test, and Treat. (July 11, 2017)

Let’s Work Together to Stem the Tide of Rising Syphilis in the United States:Cdc-pdf CDC issues a call to action for communities impacted by the STD and other groups who have the power to reduce the burden of infection through research, treatment, and outreach. The document also lists how CDC will contribute to reducing syphilis burden. (April 25, 2017)

Drug Shortages

Procaine Penicillin G Shortage (September 19, 2016)

Webinar Recordings

Webinar: French Disease to Ipergay: Syphilis networks in the PrEP era by John Schneider, MD, MPH – January 26,2017, Recording Available