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Syphilis prevention

Practising safe sex is the best way to prevent syphilis infection.

It is safest to:

  • always use condoms with water based lubricant during sex
  • always use dental dams for oral sex
  • limit your sex partners or have a long-term monogamous relationship where neither of you is already infected
  • avoid sex with someone infected with syphilis or who has symptoms of syphilis until they have finished treatment
  • have regular STI check-ups.

Last reviewed: June 2015

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