Top
20
Doctor insights on: Safe Catch Syphilis

Share
1

1
I am always safe, can I still catch syphilis?

I am always safe, can I still catch syphilis?

Safe is relative: Condoms and inspecting your partners stuff does not equate to being safe enough to prevent syphillus. For that disease you are truely exposed to every partner your partner has had sex with. Only avoiding contact with an infected partner prevents transmission. The best setting is only sharing sex with one partner who has never shared it before. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
527 doctors shared insights

Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more


2

2
Can people catch syphilis from toilets?

Can people catch syphilis from toilets?

It is possible: but not very comfortable. It is a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
I got a negative rpr test 3 weeks after exposure. Am i safe with syphilis?

I got a negative rpr test 3 weeks after exposure. Am i safe with syphilis?

Probably: Repeat it at eight weeks. It's not a bad idea for a guy with a social life to get checked for HIV and syphilis yearly. If the syphilis test turns up positive, there's plenty of time before any damage can be done. ...Read more

4

4
Is there other ways to catch syphilis without having sex?

Is there other ways to catch syphilis without having sex?

Define sex?: An infant may acquire the disease from its mother during pregnancy. Someone with direct contact to infected syphillus sores in whatever context can acquire the disease. It is not spread in the air like a flu. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? is it common to catch STD through oral sex?

How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? is it common to catch STD through oral sex?

Any STD can be: transmitted through oral sex, including syphilis, if the other person is infected (which they may not know). Gonorrhea, chlamydia and HPV(human papilloma virus) are more common than syphilis these days and can be transmitted this way, This is why use of condoms for oral sex, as well as anal or vaginal sex is so important. ...Read more

7

7
If you have a cut on your lip, can you catch HIV or syphilis if u share a cigarette with someone?

If you have a cut on your lip, can you catch HIV or syphilis if u share a cigarette with someone?

Possible but: Unlikely. You could get the infection if the person you are sharing cigarette with is infected, has enough agent in the saliva or has cuts on his/her lips and the cigarette is contaminated. There would have to be sufficient inoculum to get into the cuts on your lips. I can say for sure that smoking is bad for you and you should quit while you are ahead. ...Read more

8

8
If you have a cut on your lip, but its not bleeding, can u catch syphilis or HIV if you share a cigarette with a stranger?!

If you have a cut on your lip, but its not bleeding, can u catch syphilis or HIV if you share a cigarette with a stranger?!

No you can not but: Sharing a cigarette will not make you catch syphilis or HIV from a stranger.If you do have a fear of catching diseases by sharing cigarettes, just do not share cigarettes or anything else with a stranger. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can i catch a std's such as syphilis, HSV or HPV by wearing someone's else dry bathing suit over my underwear?

Can i catch a std's such as syphilis, HSV or HPV by wearing someone's else dry bathing suit over my underwear?

No risk: No -- there is no chance of acquiring an STD. It wouldn't be a risk even if the bathing suit were set and you weren't wearing underwear. They call them STDs for a reason: they are not transmitted without sex! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Is annual STD screening frequent enough to catch potentially asymptomatic STDs (like syphilis) in a timely manner for their treatment? (Not high risk)

Is annual STD screening frequent enough to catch potentially asymptomatic STDs (like syphilis) in a timely manner for their treatment? (Not high risk)

STD Testing: Yes. In general yes. But remember Syphilis is not asymptomatic. There are three stages of the infection and most of the cases are diagnosed from symptoms during the second stage. ...Read more

12

12
Can syphilis be cured?

Can syphilis be cured?

Germ can be killed: The germs of syphillis can be cured with antibiotics. If that germ has injured or destroyed some tissues in your body those tissues may or may not be able to recover after treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What is black syphilis?

What is black syphilis?

A myth: There's no such thing as "black syphilis." it's an old myth, perhaps told to soldiers to keep them from having sex with locals. ...Read more

14

14
How do you get syphilis?

Exposure to germ: Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person. That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu like illness as their only symptoms. Risk of transmission is estimated at 30% per contact during the contageous phaze. Infected women pass it to their babies during pregnancy in the first years they have untreated disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
How is syphilis treated?

Pencillin: Preferably with high-dose penicillin, either given by injection or infusion, depending on the stage. ...Read more

16

16
How do you cure syphilis?

Peniccilin: Good old fashioned penicillin is still the standard first line treatment for syphilis. For people with an allergy to penicillin there are other antibiotics available. Syphilis is a treatable std. Get tested. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
How does syphilis spread?

How does syphilis spread?

Skin to skin contact: Syphilis is spread via skin to skin contact with an infected painless sore called a chancre. If the infected sore come into contact with another person during any type of sexual activity then the other person is at risk and should be tested. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
How do syphilis sores heal?

Antibiotics: Use the right kind of antibiotics would do. Let dermatologist help you, don't treat yourself. ...Read more

19

19
Is syphilis spread in the air?

Is syphilis spread in the air?

No: Syphillis is not spread in the air like a flu or cold. Transmission requires direct contact with the germ.This can be as it passes mom to baby in her blood, thru a tainted blood transfusion(they test it to avoid that) &direct contact with sores during sex or other contact. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
How does one diagnose syphilis?

How does one diagnose syphilis?

Blood test: Testing for syphilis is very simple. A blood test called and RPR can be done with the results being available in 24-48 hours. It is a good idea tested. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer