Syphilis treatments are readily available for the primary, secondary, or early latent phases. However, treatment is limited for late stage syphilis. This highlights the importance of seeking testing and treatment for syphilis as soon as possible.
Some people with syphilis are asymptomatic or present with no symptoms. In order to prevent this, at risk populations, men who have sex with men (MSM), people who practice unprotected sex with multiple partners, must be screened regularly. Seek medical consultation if you have had unprotected sex with a person whose sexual history is unknown to you. Adequate and timely screening allows clinicians to appropriately diagnose your condition and give you the best treatment regimen tailored to you, antibiotics.