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.
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.
Information for You and Your Partner
- STD/HIV Partner Services Program assists HIV or STD infected persons notify their partners about their potential exposure.
- Syphilis: What You Should Know, What You Can Do
- For Persons Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted - Information You Should Know About STDs
Disease Information (Centers for DIsease Control).
- Syphilis FAQs (American Sexual Health Association)
- inSPOT Minnesota - internet partner self-referral
- Minnesota Family Planning
and STD Hotline
Toll-free hotline for confidential information about the prevention, testing locations and treatment of STDs in Minnesota (1-800-78-FACTS).
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