How often do you need to test for syphilis
If you suspect you may have syphilis, get tested as soon as possible to prevent further complications. All sexually active individuals are at risk of syphilis through unprotected sex, regular sexual health screening can provide peace of mind. A comprehensive STI screen is recommended once a year or with every change of partner.
Who is at risk of syphilis?
Everyone who is sexually active is at risk of syphilis if they have had unprotected sex. Men who have sex with men are a high risk group for syphilis. The more sexual partners you have, the greater your risk also. Syphilis is also more common in people who have HIV.
Where can I get a test for syphilis?
Confidante tests for 10 STIs at the same time, including syphilis. Confidante is available to buy securely online here or you can find your nearest stockist to buy in store.
How reliable is the syphilis test?
Syphilis is most accurately detected using a swab from a blister or a sore. Not all Syphilis infections can be detected in a urine sample.
Syphilis is included as one of the ten STIs that Confidante tests for simultaneously. Confidante is a cutting-edge testing procedure that uses molecular diagnostics that far exceed other STI tests currently available. The test screens for multiple STI pathogens to identify specific viral, protozoan or bacterial pathogens.
How is syphilis treated?
Syphilis can be treated with antibiotics if detected early. If syphilis develops into the third stage, permanent damage may occur. You must complete the full course of treatment and abstain from sex until the infection has cleared. If your results are positive, contact your GP for treatment.