Prevention of Syphilis
Prevention of Syphilis:
Methods of prevention of Syphilis mentioned in various sources
includes those listed below.
This prevention information is gathered from various sources,
and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
None of these methods guarantee prevention of Syphilis.
Clinical Trials for Syphilis
Some of the clinical trials for Syphilis include:
Treatments for Syphilis
Treatments to consider for Syphilis may include:
Prevention of Syphilis:
Syphilis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)
The open sores of syphilis may be visible and infectious during
the active stages of infection. Any contact with these infectious
sores and other infected tissues and body fluids must be avoided
to prevent spread of the disease. As with many other STDs, methods
of prevention include using condoms during sexual intercourse.
Screening and treatment of infected individuals, or secondary
prevention, is one of the few options for preventing the advance
stages of the disease. Testing and treatment early in pregnancy is
the best way to prevent syphilis in infants and should be a
routine part of prenatal care. (Source: excerpt from Syphilis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
Syphilis: NWHIC (Excerpt)
The bacterium spreads from the sores of an infected person to the
mucous membranes of the genital area, the mouth, or the anus of a sexual
partner; it can also pass through broken skin on other parts of the body.
The syphilis bacterium is very fragile and is rarely, if ever, spread by
contact with objects such as toilet seats or towels. An infected pregnant
woman can pass the bacterium to her unborn child, who may be born with
serious mental and physical problems as a result of this infection. The
most common way to get syphilis is through sexual intercourse with an
infected individual. As is the case for other STDs, high risk factors for
contracting syphilis include having multiple sex partners, having sexual
relations with an infected partner, having a history of STDs, and not
using condoms. You can protect yourself from contracting syphilis by
avoiding contact with infectious sores and other infected tissues and body
fluids of syphilitic individuals. As with many other STDS, likelihood of
infection is reduced with limiting the number of sex partners and using
condoms during sexual intercourse. Scientists are also working on a
vaccine. (Source: excerpt from Syphilis: NWHIC)
Prevention Claims: Syphilis
Information on prevention of Syphilis comes from many sources.
There are some sources that claim preventive benefits
for many different diseases for various products.
We may present such information
in the hope that it may be useful,
however, in some cases claims of Syphilis prevention may be
dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine.
Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment,
or change of treatment plans with your doctor
or professional medical specialist.
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