Any sexually active person can get syphilis through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Have an honest and open talk with your health care provider and ask whether you should be tested for syphilis or other STDs.

  • All pregnant women should be tested for syphilis at their first prenatal visit.
  • You should get tested regularly for syphilis if you are sexually active and
    • are a men who has sex with men
    • are living with HIV; or
    • have partner(s) who have tested positive for syphilis.