Getting tested for Syphilis is convenient and completely confidential, just 3 steps to regaining your piece of mind, by finding the answers to your questions about Syphilis and other STDS from our trained medical professionals.
What is Syphilis?
- Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacteria Treponema Pallidum
- Also known as “the great imitator” because many of its symptoms are similar to those of other diseases/infections
What are Syphilis Symptoms?
- Often asymptomatic (showing no signs)
- If symptoms do occur, they usually appear within 10-90 days after exposure
How is Syphilis Transmitted?
- Syphilis is spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex
- Spread from direct contact with a Syphilis sore
- Sores are usually present on the external genitals, vagina, anus and rectum. They can also be found on the lips or in the mouth
- Can be spread from mother to baby
How do you Test for Syphilis?
- Test detects antibodies produced when Treponema Pallidum, the bacteria that causes Syphilis, are present in the blood
- A simple blood sample is needed to test for Syphilis
What are the Complications of Syphilis?
- Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications caused by Syphilis
- Serious health complications can occur if the infection is left untreated
How is Syphilis Treated?
- Curable with antibiotic treatment
How Common is Syphilis?
- Approximately 40,000 reported cases of Syphilis
- This infection is on the rise, especially among men who have intercourse with other men