Syphilis Testing

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Syphilis may appear to be a ‘old’ forgotten disease that is no longer widely discussed, but syphilis cases have been on the rise in recent years. While it is not the most common STI infection, it is certainly the most serious. Untreated syphilis can lead to serious health complications later in life.

Primary, secondary, latent, and late stages of syphilis infection exist, with the latter being the most serious. Regular screening is critical for preventing disease spread, and treatment is readily available, so there’s no reason to put off getting tested. Typically, testing is done in conjunction with HIV testing.

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A syphilis test requires only a small amount of blood.
Your finger will be pricked with a lancet (a small needle), and a few drops of blood will be taken as a sample.
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Syphilis testing is available immediately.
Our instant syphilis test requires a blood sample from a finger prick and can provide accurate results in 60 seconds.
During your 15-minute appointment, our nurse will take a blood sample, explain the results, and provide you with any additional information you require.

The test also detects HIV and has a sensitivity of 99.3-100 percent and a specificity of 99-99.8 percent, indicating that it is highly accurate.


A syphilis test requires only a small amount of blood.
Your finger will be pricked with a lancet (a small needle), and a few drops of blood will be taken as a sample.


For those who do not have symptoms, it is recommended that they get tested 3 weeks after suspected exposure for accurate results.
If you have symptoms of a STI, such as Syphilis, you should not put off getting tested.


We will ask you how you want to receive your results during your appointment.
We can provide them via phone call, email, or text message. We will only contact you in the manner you have specified. All of our services are discrete and private.

Syphilis is a bacterial infection (Treponema Pallidum) that is usually contracted through sexual contact with an infected person.
If left untreated, it can lead to serious health issues. Syphilis is classified into four stages (primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary) based on how far the infection has progressed. It is spread through direct contact with a syphilis sore during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Sores on/around the penis, vagina, anus, and lips/mouth are common. During pregnancy, syphilis can also be passed from mother to child.

Symptoms of syphilis can vary depending on the stage.
Sores (which resemble oral, anal, and genital warts), an itchy rash on the skin, muscle aches, fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes are common early symptoms.

Syphilis can progress to neurosyphilis.
Syphilis can progress to neurosyphilis, which is an invasion of the nervous system that causes headaches, altered behavior, difficulty coordinating muscle movements, paralysis, sensory deficits, and dementia.



If you believe you have been exposed to syphilis, you should see a sexual health professional. If you have developed symptoms, you should see a doctor. If you have had contact with someone who has tested positive but do not have symptoms, you should consult a nurse. It is also critical that you refrain from having any sexual contact with anyone else until you have been tested and treated.


Antibiotic injections are typically used to treat syphilis. Different antibiotics in varying dosages are prescribed depending on the stage of syphilis, so a doctor’s appointment is required to determine this. Following the completion of the treatment, it is recommended that blood tests be performed to ensure that it was effective.
How can I avoid contracting Syphilis?
The only way to completely avoid contracting syphilis is to avoid all sexual contact. Those who are sexually active, on the other hand, should always use a condom every time they engage in sexual activity (vaginal, anal, and oral sex), get tested for syphilis on a regular basis, choose less risky sexual behaviors, and limit the number of sexual partners they have.


Absolutely. Because syphilis can be passed from a pregnant woman to her baby during pregnancy, pregnant women are strongly advised to have a syphilis test. Antibiotics can be used to treat syphilis safely during pregnancy.

Can I contract Syphilis again if I test positive?
Yes. Even if you have previously been successfully treated for syphilis, you can contract it again, so it is critical to take the necessary precautions.
How soon after treatment can I have sex again?
If you have been treated for syphilis, you should avoid sexual contact for 7 days after your treatment is finished. Because you can contract syphilis again, it is critical that any infected partners also wait 7 days after they have completed treatment.

 


Untreated syphilis can be fatal. Syphilis, if untreated, can cause damage to the brain, eyes, heart, nerves, bones, joints, and liver. As a result of this damage, it is possible to become paralyzed, blind, or develop dementia.

If you are pregnant and do not treat your syphilis, you may have a stillbirth or babies who are developmentally stunted.

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