Syphilis FAQs

Dr. Trupti Shirole
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Sep 25, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for syphilis?

You must consult a skin and venereal disease doctor if you suspect having syphilis.

2.Is syphilis completely curable?

It depends on the stage at which the infection is treated. Early syphilis responds favorably but once tissue damage has occurred in the later stage, the process may be halted but cannot be reverted.

3. How can syphilis be prevented?

Condoms greatly reduce the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases including, syphilis. To prevent syphilis it is best to abstain from sex while any sore is present in the genital, anal, or oral area.

The surest way to avoid transmission of syphilis is to abstain from sexual activity or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected.

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