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Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting end stage syphilis less likely?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Of course.

First of all, the advent of penicillin has rendered end-stage syphilis exceedingly rare.
But you can avoid syphilis in any form by a judicious choice of sex partners, and wearing a condom every single time you have sex.

In brief: Of course.

First of all, the advent of penicillin has rendered end-stage syphilis exceedingly rare.
But you can avoid syphilis in any form by a judicious choice of sex partners, and wearing a condom every single time you have sex.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No

Getting syphilis treated in early stages is the only way in which to ensure that it does not progress.
This can be a devastating disease in its secondary and tertiary stages and should be treated aggressively with close follow-up. It would also help to have protected sex, since when you get one sexually transmitted disease you are likely to get others as well.

In brief: No

Getting syphilis treated in early stages is the only way in which to ensure that it does not progress.
This can be a devastating disease in its secondary and tertiary stages and should be treated aggressively with close follow-up. It would also help to have protected sex, since when you get one sexually transmitted disease you are likely to get others as well.
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