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Syphilis is relatively rare in Australia. It can cause serious health problems if left untreated. However, syphilis is easy to cure if found early.
Syphilis is treated with antibiotics. The length of treatment will vary depending on the stage of syphilis you may have. Learn more about syphilis treatment.
The best way to prevent syphilis is by practising safe sex. Learn more about the safe sex practices that can be used to prevent a syphilis infection.
There are four stages of syphilis with each stage having different signs and symptoms. Learn more about the different symptoms of each stage of syphilis.
Syphilis causes and diagnosis
Syphilis can be contracted by a variety of different causes and is diagnosed with a blood test. Learn more about the different causes of syphilis.
Safe sex - an overview
Affection, love and sex are important aspects of life. But sexual activity can also be associated with risks and health problems. Learn more here.
Vaginal bleeding after sex
If you have any vaginal bleeding after sex you should visit your doctor or family planning clinic. Any bleeding from the vagina after menopause should be checked by a doctor.
Causes of psychosis
While no one knows exactly what causes psychosis, it could be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Drug abuse can also be a trigger.
PrEP, the pill that can stop HIV infection, on PBS from April 1
A drug that can prevent HIV infection known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or 'PrEP', is to be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Gonorrhoea (the clap)
Also known as 'the clap', gonorrhoea often has no symptoms. Learn how to spot symptoms, maintain and how gonorrhoea is treated.