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Syphilis is treated with antibiotics. In early stages, a single injection of penicillin may be all that is necessary (other antibiotics are available in oral form for those allergic to penicillin). Later stages of the illness could require more aggressive treatment, possibly in a hospital. If syphilis is diagnosed during latent stages, increased injections of penicillin will be required to clear it up.

Blood tests will detect the presence of antibodies, which the body produces in large quantities, to help fight the bacteria.

Get tested for Syphilis

Syphilis is treated with antibiotics. Later stages of the illness could require more aggressive treatment, possibly in a hospital. Act immediately and get tested today!

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Recovery Time

You are not considered fully recovered from syphilis until all of the sores are entirely healed. In addition, if the disease had progressed to the point of organ damage, this damage is irreversible.

Sexual Activity

Sexual activity should be avoided until all sores are healed completely. Having sex prior to this could cause the infection to spread to your partner. Additionally, it is imperative that your sexual partners be informed of your condition, as they should be tested and, if needed, treated. It is possible to be re-infected with syphilis, so you should avoid sex with any partner who has not been tested and/or treated.

Mark Riegel, MD
Mark Riegel, MD
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