Syphilis… totally curable!

Okay, this STI is not as common but left untreated can be mega serious. Years later, syphilis can cause damage to the brain, nerves, heart, and can even lead to death… yikes! As long as it’s caught, syphilis can be totally cured with antibiotics.

Possible Signs & Symptoms

Usually this STI starts as a small sore that does not have any pain at all. The sore can be on genitals, anus, or in the mouth, and may go away on its own (the sore may disappear, but the syphilis will still be there). A few people get a rash, which could be on the genitals, palms of hands, or on the feet.

Super important detail: Syphilis is curable! Testing includes a blood test. You have to make sure to give the treatment time to work before doing sex stuff again, and when the time is right use a condom to help prevent syphilis. PS- your sexual partners need testing & treatment too.