Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium treponema pallidum.


If you are at risk of picking up any sexually transmitted infections, then it is highly advisable to be tested and treated without delay. Early treatment reduces the risk of complications in the future.

If the test is positive, then you may need further testing to see if you have picked up any other infections. At JA Medical, our doctor or nurse will provide you with impartial and confidential advice based on your sexual history and symptoms, and recommend the most appropriate screening / testing.


Wearing a condom during sex helps to prevent syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections. The risk of infection increases with the number of changes of sexual partner.


Treatment for syphilis involves using antibiotics. Syphilis is more easily treated in its early stages.