Syphilis is a STI caused by the Treponema Pallidum bacteria. It is highly infectious and easily spreadable, and treating it once does not mean you will not catch it again.


It is possible to be infected without having symptoms, however symptoms can include:

  • Painless sores or ulcers at the site of contact
  • A blotchy red rash on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet
  • White patches in the mouth
  • Small skin growths around the vuvla in women and around the anus in both men and women

Testing for Syphilis usually involves a blood test and removing a sample of fluid from any sores using a swab. Treatment comes in the form of antibiotic injections and tablets. Furthermore, you should avoid any kind of sexual contact with another person until at least two weeks after your treatment finishes.

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Mayfair Doctors

37 North Audley Street

Mayfair | London | W1k 6ZL

Tel: 0207 499 1581

We are open 6 days a week

Mon-Fri: 9:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday: 10am to 4:30pm

Sunday: Closed

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