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Overview

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a type of bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006, more than 36,000 cases of syphilis were reported in the United Stat[read article]

Tests for Syphilis

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The venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test is designed to assess whether or not you have syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection. Instead of testing fo...  More
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A rapid plasma regain (RPR) test is a blood test used to screen patients for syphilis. It works by detecting the antibodies that the body produces to fight the infe...  More
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Syphilis Serodiagnosis
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Your body's immune system produces proteins known as antibodies when harmful substances are detected. These harmful substances, called antigens , take many for...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Dark Field Examination
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Antibody Identification Test
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Treponema Pallidum Hemaglutination Test
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Medical Procedures for Syphilis

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Treatment of Sexual Partner
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Prescribed Medications for Syphilis

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PENICILLIN G (pen i SILL in G) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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DOXYCYCLINE (dox i SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It kills certain bacteria or stops their growth. It is used to treat many kinds of infections, like dent...  More
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TETRACYCLINE (tet ra SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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Self Care for Syphilis

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Avoid Sexual Intercourse Until Therapy Completed
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