- Getting tested for syphilis is the only way to know if you have it. Getting tested is the first step to getting cured!
- Syphilis is curable, but it can cause serious harm if it is not treated. If you are pregnant, it can cause serious harm to babies. This is called congenital syphilis.
- Having syphilis increases the risk of becoming infected with and passing on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). For more information about HIV, click here.
Testing for syphilis requires a blood sample or swab of the infected area. Testing is free and confidential.
Syphilis can be cured with an injection of antibiotics.
What are the symptoms?
- The symptoms of syphilis are often invisible. Even if a person doesn’t have any symptoms, the infection can still be passed to others. Each stage has different possible symptoms.
Information for Healthcare Providers
For clinical information and resources related to syphilis, including order sets, clinical forms, and notification forms, please visit: www.saskhealthauthority.ca/intranet/health-provider-resources/clinical-resources/maternalchildrens-health/syphilis-maternalchildrens-health-clinical-resources.