Waiting for your Syphilis test results? If you test positive for Syphilis, the usual course of treatment is with antibiotics, such as penicillin. Our doctors will decide with you what is the right treatment to take, depending on your medical and sexual history. The Syphilis disease has a window period of ten to ninety days.

A positive test indicates that you have a current or had a past infection. What to do if you've had Syphilis in the past, been successfully treated, and still get Syphilis test results positive? Keep a close tab on your sexual medical history and make sure your partners are up to date. This way your Syphilis test results will not cause you to be re-treated if you're free of infection.

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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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Mark Riegel, MD

Quick snapshot

Can it be cured?

Yes. Early stage syphilis is easily curable; Treatment is more difficult at later stages.

Type of Infection

Bacterial. Syphilis is caused by the bacterium ema pallidum.

How is it treated?

Antibiotics. A single injection of penicillin at early stage; Later stage treatment may require hospitilzation.

Recovery Time

Varies. Recovery from syphilis is not complete until all the sores are healed; Damage from the disease may be permanent.

Can I have sex?

No. Avoid sexual activity until the disease is fully cured.

Can I get re-infected?

Yes. Sexual intercourse with an infected partner can lead to re-infection.