After knowing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor will request tests related to sexually transmitted diseases to help confirm or rule out the diagnosis.
In case you have been infected, your sexual partner or partners should also receive treatment, since you and they are at risk of re-infection and transmitting it to other people.
Like any disease, syphilis will have a better response if it is treated in its early stages, since it can be cured with antibiotics. However, in the late phase, it is no longer curable and cannot be reversed. Therefore, it is essential that you have the relevant tests on time to prevent this disease from progressing silently in your body.
Having had syphilis once does not protect you from getting it again, so follow-up tests are important to make sure treatment has been effective.
The only sure way to avoid getting syphilis and any other sexually transmitted diseases is by having safe and low-risk sex, also:
- Use condoms.
- Avoid constantly changing partners or having sex with promiscuous people.
- Do not have sexual intercourse with people who have syphilis symptoms.
- Have only one sexual partner and have him or her do the same.
In ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.