Prevention from Syphilis

Prevention is best way to stay clear of syphilis. There are many ways to prevent syphilis.

  • Abstinence is the best way of not getting any sexually transmitted disease.
  • If you do engage in sexual activities remember to use protection like a latex condom. This is especially important if you have multiple sexual partners.
  • If you are in a monogamous relationship, remember to communicate well and get you and your partner tested, if necessary. Despite other methods of birth control, a latex condom is the only kind that can keep sexually transmitted diseases at bay.
  • Maintain cleanliness and wash up after having sex. Keep your genitals clean.
  • If you have been tested positive, abstain from sex until your doctor certifies you clean.
  • It is also important that all pregnant women also be screened for infections.
  • There are also female condoms which can be used and are considered good protection against sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Avoid drugs usage as it can lead to impulsive and irresponsible behavior.
  • Go for regular follow ups to the doctor.
  • Get an annual pelvic exam.