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Don’t let anything you’ve heard about syphilis prevent you from staying safe while having sex.

Reviewed by Trilochan Hiremath, M.D. , | Diagnostic Radiology, | Diagnostic Radiology

The Basics
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Treatment and Recovery

The Basics

The Facts About Syphilis

With syphilis infections on the rise, everyone should take precautions and know the risks.

How much do you actually know about one of the most infamous sexually transmitted diseases?

With infections on the rise, everyone should take precautions and know the risks.

Stories about syphilis have been around for more than 500 years. What's real and what's myth?

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Syphilis

Syphilis is an extremely dangerous STD, with numerous stages and potentially lethal outcomes.

What you should know about the unwelcome comeback of one of the most feared STDs in history.

Syphilis is an STD that can lead to serious complications. Know what to look for and get help.

Eczema, psoriasis...or syphilis? A blood test may reveal what's really causing your skin rash.

Treatment and Recovery

Treatment and Recovery From Syphilis

Antibiotics and awareness mean syphilis isn't as dangerous as before—unless left untreated.

Syphilis is a dangerous infection that can cause fetal deformities or death if left untreated.

Modern syphilis treatments save lives, but what should patients do after they're cured?

Recognizing symptoms and getting treatment early on protects vital organs and your nervous syste

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