Syphilis During Pregnancy
Answers to all your questions about syphilis during pregnancy, including how to treat is safely -- and avoid harm to baby.
What’s the best way to treat syphilis during pregnancy?
A simple antibiotic can cure syphilis and prevent health problems in both you and your baby.
What can I do to prevent syphilis?
A monogamous sexual relationship with a faithful, syphilis-free partner will help you avoid the disease. If you’re unsure of your partner’s STD status, using condoms during sexual contact may help prevent the spread of syphilis. (It’s worth noting, though, that syphilis can be spread by skin-to-skin contact and condoms don’t always fully cover all possible infected surfaces.)
Are there any other resources for syphilis?
US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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