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Syphilis

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Introduction
Read NHS information about syphilis, including the causes, symptoms and treatment of syphilis, with information about how to prevent infection and links to useful resources.
Symptoms of syphilis
Find out about the symptoms of syphilis, including the three stages of infection – primary, secondary and tertiary syphilis.
Diagnosing syphilis
Read about where to go if you think you have syphilis and how the condition is diagnosed using a blood test.
Treating syphilis
Read about treatment of syphilis, which is usually a single injection of the antibiotic penicillin.
Preventing syphilis
Read about how to reduce your risk of contracting a syphilis infection, by having sexual contact only with a trusted partner with no infection, or by using a condom and a dental dam.
See what the doctor sees with Map of Medicine
See what your doctor sees, find out what is happening with your Syphilis treatment and what the next steps might be.