Syphilis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the best treatment for me?
  • How long will my treatment last?
  • What stage of syphilis am I in?
  • Have I passed syphilis on to my unborn baby?
  • Is it possible to have sex with my partner without giving him/her syphilis?
  • Am I at risk of developing any other diseases?
  • I have a sore on my genitals. Are there any steps I can take to stop it from hurting?
  • Are there any medicines or supplements I should avoid taking while I’m being treated for syphilis?


Resolving the Common Clinical Dilemmas of Syphilis by NR Birnbaum, M.D., RH Goldschmidt, M.D., and WO Buffett, M.D. (American Family Physician April 15, 1999,

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 04/99