Syphilis is a serious sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. Once syphilis enters the body, it can damage organs and the nervous system. Syphilis can be cured with antibiotics.

    • Syphilis Basics
      Signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention and treatment for specific STDs in English, Spanish, Amharic, Oromo, and Somali.

    • Getting Tested for Syphilis
      Resources for finding STD testing clinics in your area.

    • Reporting a Case of Syphilis
      Minnesota state law requires physicians, health care facilities, and laboratories to report all laboratory-confirmed cases of AIDS, chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and syphilis directly to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

    • STD Statistics and Reports 
      Graphs, tables and text that describe trends in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Minnesota.

    • Syphilis Materials
      These materials are available for you to download and print for distribution.
  • Resources for Health Care Professionals, Clinicians
    Health notices, information on reporting and treating STDs, tools and resources. 

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Updated Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 02:51PM