Safer sexual practices and consistent condom use are important measures in the prevention of syphilis.

  1. Early diagnosis and treatment is needed to prevent ongoing transmission of this disease, as is screening during any evaluation for a sexually transmitted disease.
  2. Screening of all pregnant women for syphilis is another measure to decrease the risk that the disease will be passed on to the fetus.
  3. Talk openly with your partner about STDs, HIV, and hepatitis B infection, and the use of contraception.