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What is Syphilis?

What is Syphilis?

Understanding Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It can lead to serious health problems if left untreated but is curable with the right antibiotics.

How Syphilis is Transmitted

Syphilis is primarily spread through direct contact with a syphilitic sore (chancre) during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. It can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth, leading to congenital syphilis.

Stages and Symptoms of Syphilis

Syphilis progresses through several stages, each with different symptoms:

Primary Stage

Secondary Stage

Latent Stage

Tertiary Stage

Syphilis can I be tested?

Yes, the doctor can take a swab of the ulcer or perform a blood test.You can also test for syphilis using syphilis test kits.

Do I need to be tested?

You should consider testing if:

If you have an ulcer that might be caused by syphilis, a swab is necessary for detection. A blood test will also be required. Even after diagnosis and treatment, retesting is recommended to ensure full recovery.

What is the treatment for syphilis?

It is crucial to receive treatment promptly with antibiotics. Syphilis can lead to serious health problems and complications if left untreated.

Should I have sex if I have syphilis?

You should avoid sexual activity until both you and your partner(s) have completed treatment and all symptoms have resolved. Following your doctor's advice is essential.

What are the possible complications of syphilis?

Untreated syphilis can spread in your bloodstream and damage other parts of your body, such as bones, heart, and brain.

Does syphilis affect my risk of getting HIV?

Yes, syphilis increases the risk of contracting HIV.

Can I get syphilis again after I've been treated?

Yes, you can contract syphilis again, particularly from an untreated sexual partner.

Syphilis and Pregnancy:

In Malta, every pregnant person is tested for syphilis. If you are pregnant and sexually active, you can still acquire syphilis. If untreated during pregnancy, you can pass the infection to your baby. Treatment is safe during pregnancy.

Untreated syphilis during pregnancy can lead to serious issues such as miscarriage, stillbirth, or congenital syphilis in the baby.

Do I need to tell my partner?

It is crucial to inform your current sexual partner and any previous partners that you have tested positive for syphilis and are receiving treatment. Your partner(s) should also consider testing for other STIs.

If someone shares their sexual health status with you, be understanding and supportive—getting tested together can help protect both of you.

Congenital Syphilis

Syphilis can be passed from an infected mother to her baby during pregnancy. Congenital syphilis can cause deformities, delays in development, seizures, or even stillbirth.

The Importance of Testing

Regular testing is crucial, especially for pregnant women and individuals at higher risk of infection. Early detection through blood tests can prevent the progression of the disease and transmission to others.

Order Your Syphilis Test Kit from Nexus Laboratories

At Nexus Laboratories, we understand the importance of accessible and confidential testing. Our syphilis test kit is designed for your convenience, allowing you to take control of your health from the comfort of your home.

Why Choose Our Syphilis Test Kit?

How to Order

  1. Visit Our Website: Go to Here.
  2. Place Your Order: Choose the syphilis test kit and complete your purchase.
  3. Follow Instructions: Use the kit as directed and get your results quickly.


Syphilis is a serious but treatable infection. Regular testing, early detection, and prompt treatment are key to managing and preventing its complications. Order your syphilis test kit today from Nexus Laboratories and take the first step towards better health.

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