Why consider this test?
The CDC recommends syphilis testing for:
- Anyone showing symptoms that are suggestive of syphilis
- All individuals with an oral, anal, or vaginal sexual partner with a recent syphilis diagnosis
- All pregnant women
- Sexually active HIV-positive individuals (routine testing)
- Sexually active men who have sex with men (routine testing)
Syphilis may be detected as early as 1-2 weeks post-exposure. However, it may not be detected for up to 3 months in some individuals.
Prevent the complications of syphilis. Get tested today.
Syphilis can affect both men and women, with the most at-risk populations being men who have sex with men, and HIV-positive people. Transmission occurs when direct contact is made with a syphilitic sore through kissing, vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
Pregnant women with syphilis can transmit the disease to their infant during pregnancy. Syphilis increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death shortly after delivery. Infected infants must be treated immediately to prevent developmental delays, seizures, and other fatal complications.
Treatment is effective for curing a current infection, but does not prevent a reinfection. There are no effective vaccines available for syphilis.